• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF URUGUAYANS ACCOMPANIED THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF ARTURO RECALDE, A CITY GARBAGE COLLECTOR, IN MONTEVIDEO ON WEDNESDAY (22 JANUARY).

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF URUGUAYANS ACCOMPANIED THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF ARTURO RECALDE, A CITY GARBAGE COLLECTOR, IN MONTEVIDEO ON WEDNESDAY (22 JANUARY). THE DEAD MAN WAS SHOT WHEN POLICE AND STRIKING GOVERNMENT WORKERS CLASHED ON TUESDAY, THE DAY BEFORE.

    SEVERAL OTHER DEMONSTRATORS WERE INJURED DURING HE RIOT WHEN WINDOWS WERE SMASHED, PUBLIC BUILDINGS STONED, FLAMING BARRICADES SET UP AND TOURIST SENT FLEEING IN PANIC. POLICE TRIED TO CONTROL THE RIOTERS WITH TEAR GAS, HIGH PRESSURE WATER HOSES AND CLUBS. THE DEMONSTRATORS, ANGRY BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT OF URUGUAY IS BEHIND IN PAYING THEIR SALARIES, LEFT THEIR JOBS AT NOON TO STAGE THEIR RIOT ON MONTEVIDEO'S MAIN STREETS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA997HD8OV3CH1GS80N44YL6HIP
    Media URN:
    VLVA997HD8OV3CH1GS80N44YL6HIP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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