• Short Summary

    Uruguay's military backed government shut down Montevideo University on Sunday (October 28) and arrested the rector and 150 staff and students, after a student died in an explosion there.

  • Description

    1.
    GV and MV Tilt down exterior university (2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    SCU PAN architectural equipment and captured pistols and catapults.
    0.18

    3.
    CU and CU PAN books and slogans (4 shots)
    0.37

    4.
    SV Soldiers looking through books.
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    5.
    CU PAN Books (2 shots)
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    6.
    SV PAN and SVs President Bordaberry talking to newsmen (3 shots).
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    Initials APSM/1.48 APSM/2.00



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Uruguay's military backed government shut down Montevideo University on Sunday (October 28) and arrested the rector and 150 staff and students, after a student died in an explosion there.

    Police say the 22-year-old Spanish student Marcos Caridad Jordan was killed while making a bomb in the engineering faculty on Saturday (October 27). Troops who occupied the university the next day, claim to have uncovered a major arsenal of petrol bombs, guns and home made bazookas and a large amount of Marxist propaganda in hide-outs.

    President Bordaberry signed the decree authorising the occupation after a meeting of the National Security Council. Students immediately denounced the government action as an expected move to seize control of the country's only University and last remaining democratically ordered institution.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9N7MC533TKQYU5QQP9421K1VW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9N7MC533TKQYU5QQP9421K1VW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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