• Short Summary

    TWO GUARDS AND FOUR PRISONERS DIED IN A RIOT WHICH BROKE OUT IN THE GUANABRA STATE PENITENTIARY, NEAR RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL ON CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25, AFTER PRISONERS HAD MUTINIED AFTER BEING GIVEN WHAT THEY CLAIMED WAS BAD FOOD.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN DOWN ENTRANCE OF PRISON
    0.04

    2.
    GV PAN PRISON WALL
    0.07

    3.
    SV GUARDS STAND BY
    0.11

    4.
    CV GUARDS WITH SUB-MACHINE GUN
    0.14

    5.
    SLV SMOKE ISSUES FROM CELL BLOCK
    0.19

    6.
    SV GUARDS STAND BY
    0.22

    7.
    LV PAN PRISON WITH SMOKE RISING
    0.28

    8.
    GV GUARDS CONVERGE TO PRISON ENTRANCE
    0.30

    9.
    SV PRISONERS EMERGE AND DROP FLAT IN SURRENDER (3 SHOTS)
    0.38

    10.
    SLV PRISONERS CROUCHING
    0.40

    11.
    SLV PAN PRISONERS CROUCHING
    0.43

    12.
    GV REAR V PRISONERS CROUCHING
    0.46

    13.
    MV CASUALTY ON STRETCHER BROUGHT OUT
    0.48

    14.
    LV PRISON BLOCK WITH GUARD POINTING GUN IN F/G
    0.50

    15.
    SV MORE PRISONERS EMERGE
    0.53

    16.
    SV PRISONER HIT AND KICKED BY GUARDS
    0.57

    17.
    SV PAN ANOTHER CASUALTY RUSHED AWAY ON STRETCHER
    1.01

    18.
    GV PRISONERS LIE FACE DOWN
    1.03

    19.
    CV PRISONERS LYING DOWN
    1.05

    20.
    SV TWO MORE PRISONERS WALK WITH HANDS BEHIND HEADS
    1.07

    21.
    GV TILT PRISONERS LIE PRONE
    1.09

    22.
    SLV PRISONERS LIE PRONE
    1.11

    23.
    MV PRISONERS LIE PRONE
    1.13

    24.
    CV TILT ALL PRISONERS PRONE
    1.18



    Initials DR/S/JF/FW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO GUARDS AND FOUR PRISONERS DIED IN A RIOT WHICH BROKE OUT IN THE GUANABRA STATE PENITENTIARY, NEAR RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL ON CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25, AFTER PRISONERS HAD MUTINIED AFTER BEING GIVEN WHAT THEY CLAIMED WAS BAD FOOD.

    THE 1,300 PRISONERS FIRST CAPTURED THREE GUARDS AND GAINED POSSESSION OF A NUMBER OF SUB-MACHINE GUNS AND AMMUNITION. TWO OF THE GUARDS MANAGED TO BREAK FREE, BUT THE THIRD WAS SEATED TO DEATH. AS THE RIOT SPREAD, TROOPS WERE CALLED TO THE PRISON, AND SURROUNDED THE BUILDING.

    TWENTY CONVICTS AND SOLDIERS WERE INJURED IN THE EXCHANGE OF SHOTS. THE PRISONERS THREW MOLOTOV COCKTAILS OVER THE PRISON WALLS AND THE POLICE REPLIED WITH TEAR GAS BOMBS, TO HOLD THEM BACK.

    BEFORE THE TROOPS WERE CALLED IN, POLICE AUTHORITIES TRIED TO GET A TRUCE, BUT FAILED, THEN TROOPS WERE GIVEN ORDERS TO TAKE THE PRISON BY FORCE. WHEN THE FIGHTING ENDED, FOUR CONVICTS WERE DEAD, AND ANOTHER GUARD HAD BEEN KILLED.

    AS THE INTERIOR OF THE PRISON WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED, THE PRISONERS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO MILITARY BARRACKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9JVTC7PA0P3TOXNKRXI153JQG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JVTC7PA0P3TOXNKRXI153JQG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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