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    ANTI-TRUJILLO SENTIMENTS WERE STILL RUNNING HIGH IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, NOV 21. CROWDS IN THE?

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    ANTI-TRUJILLO SENTIMENTS WERE STILL RUNNING HIGH IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, NOV 21. CROWDS IN THE STREETS OF CIUDAD TRUJILLO, SHOUTING "LIBERTY", STRIPPED THE CITY OF REMAINING YESTIGES OF THE TRUJILLO REGIME.

    MEANWHILE PRESIDENT BALAGUER WAS URGING CONGRESS FOR APPROVAL TO RECHRISTEN THE COUNTRY'S CAPITAL "SANTO DOMINGO DE GUZMAN" - THE NAKE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS GAVE IT SOME 400 YEARS AGO AND WHICH IT RETAINED UNTIL THE LATE GENERALISSIMO RAFAEL TRUJILLO RENAMED IT AFTER HIMSELF 32 YEARS AGO.

    AT THE AIRPORT, ABUSIVE CROWDS WERE KEPT AT BAY BY ARMED POLICE AS PEDRO TRUJILLO, A LITTLE-KNOWN BROTHER OF THE LATE GENERALISSIMO, PREPARED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY. HE HAD BEEN NAMED AS THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S AMBASSADOR IN WEST GERMANY, BUT WAS FORCED INTO EXILE ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE TRUJILLO FAMILY AND OTHER BACKERS OF THEIR REGIME. BOOS, CATCALLS AND CRIES OF "MURDERER" CAME FROM THE CROWD AS PEDRO TRUJILLO BOARDED THE PLANE FOR MIAMI.

    THE BIGGEST DEMONSTRATION OF THE DAY WAS A TREMENDOUS WELCOME FOR DR. VIRIATO FIALLO, HEAD OF THE NATIONAL CIVIC UNION OPPOSITION GROUP. CROWDS THRONGED THE DUARTE BRIDGE ON THE ROAD FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE CAPITAL AND ROARED THEIR GREETING TO DR. FIALLO. WITH DR. FIALLO WAS MANUEL TAVAREZ JUSTO, PRESIDENT OF THE OPPOSITION "14TH OF JUNE" MOVEMENT. THE TWO WERE RETURNING FROM WASHINGTON WHERE THEY HAD URGED THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES NOT TO LIFT ITS ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SANCTIONS AGAINST THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ON THE BASIS THAT TO DO SO WOULD BE INTERPRETED AS SUPPORT FOR TRUJILLO ELEMENTS IN THE GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9JUHMVJ8F9CFUOR0BGG2U6G27
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JUHMVJ8F9CFUOR0BGG2U6G27
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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