• Short Summary

    Police and troops firing tear gas grenades dispersed about 1,500 protesters in Buenos Aires on Friday (April 28) as they tried to stage a government-banned "Hunger March" against the military government's economic policies.

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    Police and troops firing tear gas grenades dispersed about 1,500 protesters in Buenos Aires on Friday (April 28) as they tried to stage a government-banned "Hunger March" against the military government's economic policies.

    Two bombs exploded near the offices of President Alejandro Lanusse, injuring a child and damaging a building.

    About 5,000 police and 1,500 troops had sealed off the central business and entertainment district of the city--but small groups off demonstrators throwing stones and petrol bombs at police managed to break the blockade and tried to build barricades.

    The march was organised by a coalition of small left-wing political parties and trade unionists calling themselves the "National Argentine Rally". They were demanding higher wages, freedom for political prisoners, effective measures against inflation and the cancellation of sharp rises in the price of state-supplied electricity.

    Earlier this month, the electricity price increases sparked off four days of rioting in Mendoza and San Juan, two west Argentine cities.

    President Lanusse went on television in an apparent attempt to forestall the march--announcing 15 per cent wage increases from May I, a reduction in electricity price increases in the interior of the country, improved social benefits for workers and pensioners and a return to collective bargaining for future pay increases.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5KF0C3QMBYZSI849OQYR0I7
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5KF0C3QMBYZSI849OQYR0I7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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