• Short Summary

    BUENOS AIRES IS TENSE TONIGHT (JULY 2) FOLLOWING THE FUNERAL OF ARGENTINE LABOUR LEADER AUGUSTO VANDOR ASSASSINATED ON MONDAY NIGHT.

  • Description

    BUENOS AIRES IS TENSE TONIGHT (JULY 2) FOLLOWING THE FUNERAL OF ARGENTINE LABOUR LEADER AUGUSTO VANDOR ASSASSINATED ON MONDAY NIGHT.

    VANDOR, THE MODERATE LEADER OF THE METAL WORKERS' UNION, WAS SHOT DOWN IN HIS OFFICE BY TWO ASSASSINS.

    THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT ARE BLAMING A 'COMMUNIST CHINESE-CASTROITE PLOT' FOR THE UNREST.

    THEY HAVE BROUGHT IN EVEN TOUGHER SECURITY MEASURES THAN THOSE ALREADY OPERATING, INCLUDING A STATE OF SIEGE - A MODIFIED VERSION OF MARTIAL LAW. INTERIOR MINISTER GENERAL FRANCISCO IMAZ SAID LAST NIGHT (JULY 1) THAT AT LEAST 300 PEOPLE HAD BEEN DETAINED IN THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS. AMONG THOSE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WERE EXTREMIST LABOUR OPPONENTS OF THE DEAD LEADER. IT IS THOUGHT THAT VANDOR'S REFUSAL TO ENDORSE A GENERAL STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST OFFICIAL REPRESSION AND ROCKEFELLER'S VISIT MIGHT HAVE AROUSED EXTREMIST PASSIONS.

    CERTAINLY HIS ASSASSINATION OVERSHADOWED THE VISIT, AND BROUGHT MEASURES WHICH LARGELY CURBED THE STRIKE.

    GENERAL IMAZ WENT TO THE METALWORKERS UNION PREMISES TO PAY HIS LAST RESPECTS TO THE DEAD MAN, WHOSE BODY LAY ON VIEW THERE. BUT ANGRY WORKERS AND WEEPING MOURNERS BLOCKED HIS WAY, AND HE LEFT, SURROUNDED BY POLICE, HIS MISSION UNACCOMPLISHED. AT VANDOR'S BURIAL THIS AFTERNOON, WORKERS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OBSERVED A FIFTEEN MINUTE WORK STOPPAGE.

    FOR THE MOMENT, THE STREETS ARE QUIET, SHOPS CLOSED, CAFES DESERTED, AND HUNDREDS OF ARMED POLICE PATROL THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA41GUOCV2SSSJUYC9QIC83R0C
    Media URN:
    VLVAA41GUOCV2SSSJUYC9QIC83R0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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