A growing surge of nationalism on Puerto Rico led to riots at the University there recently.
TGV Crowds and riot police (2 shots)
GV University campus.
CU Locked gate
GV Street in San Juan
GV Broken windows of state-owned shops (3 shots)
SV & CU Damaged home (4 shots)
CU Edgardo Morales speaks
SOF STARTS"....the students in the university......"
SOF ENDS".....economic system."
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 9: (Caption independence Party spokesman Edgardo Morales): "The students in the university protest against the ROTC but it's not the ROTC that's the main issue. The main issue is the American presence in Puerto Rico, and the presence of unjust laws like the Selective Service System law and some other laws that are applied to Puerto Ricans by the mere wishes of the United States government, and by no consent here in Puerto Rico, and primarily the system that prevails in Puerto Rico, where a few industries, a few millionaires, control practically all the government and the economic system".
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Background: A growing surge of nationalism on Puerto Rico led to riots at the University there recently. The presence of United States interests has been blamed for some of the dissent, and the Reserve Officer Training Corps has taken the brunt of the nationalists' anger. This film shows the aftermath of recent fighting when police were called to the University to quell disturbances, and fighting spread to the business sector of San Juan when several state-owned shops were burned and looted. Tension on the island continues at the time of this production.