• Short Summary

    Anti-government riots in several Argentine cities, including Cordoba and Rosario, have resulted in more than 1,500 arrests and many injuries during the past week.

  • Description

    Anti-government riots in several Argentine cities, including Cordoba and Rosario, have resulted in more than 1,500 arrests and many injuries during the past week.

    Last Saturday ( 23rd May ) President Juan Carlos Ongania ordered the closing of "Cronica" a prominent newspaper with a circulation estimated at 700,000. Charges were laid that the newspaper had falsely reported the death of a student the day before in clashes with the police.

    This time last year anti-government riots killed 21 people, and the present government has warned police in key cities throughout the country against a repetition of the same situation. A number of student organisations and labour unions have declared a "week of struggle" to mark the anniversary of the 1969 riots, and appear to be concentrating attention on Cordoba.

    Since President Ongania was installed by army rebellion in June 1966 he has closed four magazines, including a leading news weakly. Except for the banning of a communist newspaper in 1959, "Cronica" was the first daily newspaper to be shut down by an Argentina government since Juan Peron left power in 1955. This week's banning appears to have further excited the city rioting and students protestations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA36DT423YW41ZE00LJKFL1C9
    Media URN:
    VLVAA36DT423YW41ZE00LJKFL1C9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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