• Short Summary

    LARGE CROWDS OF PRO-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL PALACE IN QUITO ON THURSDAY AFTER ECUADOR'S ARMY LEADERS HAD DEPOSED PRESIDENT CARLOS AROSEMENA.

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    LARGE CROWDS OF PRO-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL PALACE IN QUITO ON THURSDAY AFTER ECUADOR'S ARMY LEADERS HAD DEPOSED PRESIDENT CARLOS AROSEMENA. THREE WERE KILLED AND 17 WOUNDED OUTSIDE THE PALACE BEFORE TANKS AND ARMOURED CARS RESTORED ORDER.

    TROOPS GUARDED PUBLIC BUILDING IN THE CAPITAL AND THE FOUR SENIOR OFFICERS IN THE ARMY ANNOUNCED THEY ALSO WERE FORMING A MILITARY JUNTA TO RUN THE COUNTRY. THEY ALSO ISSUED AN APPEAL FOR CALM AND UNDERTOOK TO ISSUE A COMMUNIQUE EXPLAINING THEIR REASONS FOR THE ACTIONS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.

    IT IS THE SECOND MILITARY COUP IN ECUADOR IN 17 MONTHS. SENOR AROSEMENA'S PREDECESSOR, DR. JOSE VELASCO IBARRA, WAS DEPOSED ON NOVEMBER 7, 1961, AND SENOR AROSEMENA SUCCEEDED FROM THE VICE-PRESIDENCY.

    PRESIDENT AROSEMENA - WHO FLEW TO EXILE IN PANAMA THAT DAY - BECAME RENOWNED FOR HIS SELF-CONFESSED "MASCULINE VICES", PARTICULARLY HIS DRINKING. CRITICS CLAIMED THAT WHILE HE SPENT TIME DRINKING, LEFT-WING ELEMENTS RAN THE COUNTRY.

    YESTERDAY, THE MILITARY JUNTA NOW RULING ECUADOR RAIDED COMMUNIST AND LEFT-WING OFFICES IN QUITO, ARRESTING HUNDREDS OF PERSONS, AND CONFISCATING PROPAGANDA. MANY OF THOSE ARRESTED WEE RELEASED AFTER QUESTIONING. A CIVILIAN-MILITARY CABINET WAS BEING FORMED AND CENSORSHIP OF OUTGOING NEWS DISPATCHED LIFTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKAZ1SV81YBA7EZ897ZYH5QN2
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKAZ1SV81YBA7EZ897ZYH5QN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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