• Short Summary

    An uneasy peace returned to the streets of Peru's capital, Lima, on Monday (February 10) after last week's riots which left about 100 people dead, and 600 injured.

  • Description

    An uneasy peace returned to the streets of Peru's capital, Lima, on Monday (February 10) after last week's riots which left about 100 people dead, and 600 injured.

    In the aftermath of the violence -- which was sparked off when the Army broke up demonstrations in support of striking police -- troops have remained out in force.

    The soldiers -- and some of the civil guard policemen who have since ended their pay strike -- have arrested a thousand looters and curfew breakers.

    Meanwhile the Government of General Juan Velasco Alvarado has been striving to avoid food shortages which could lead to further disturbances.

    In the open-air markets, some of the looted goods are up for sale again and the chance of picking up a bargain has attracted plenty of customers.

    Peru's economy is suffering under 25 percent inflation -- one of the chief causes of Wednesday's (5 February) disturbances.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9AMNVJDFIREGTCOCIW25VGIG8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9AMNVJDFIREGTCOCIW25VGIG8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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