• Short Summary

    A CROWD OF TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE WALKED IN PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF LIMA, PERU, OCT 25, IN THE FUNERAL CORTEGE OF A MAN KILLED WHEN A POLICE ATTEMPTED TO BREAK UP A MEETING OF STRIKING TEACHERS TWO DAYS PREVIOUSLY.

  • Description

    A CROWD OF TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE WALKED IN PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF LIMA, PERU, OCT 25, IN THE FUNERAL CORTEGE OF A MAN KILLED WHEN A POLICE ATTEMPTED TO BREAK UP A MEETING OF STRIKING TEACHERS TWO DAYS PREVIOUSLY.

    THE TEACHERS - ON STRIKE FOR MORE PAY SINCE OCT 17 - WERE MEETING OCT 23 TO DISCUSS METHODS OF CONVINCING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE URGENCY OF THE MATTER. THEY HAVE THREATENED THAT, IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT MEET THEIR DEMANDS IMMEDIATELY,THEY WILL STAGE A "MARCH ON LIMA". AFTER A MASS PROTEST ON OCT 10, THE GOVERNMENT BANNED ALL DEMONSTRATIONS.

    PERU'S TEACHERS HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR MORE MONEY SINCE 1957. STATE TEACHERS WENT ON STRIKE FOR A MONTH A YEAR AGO, AND THIS YEAR THE PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOCATED ABOUT GBP23.5 -MILLION - THE SECOND HIGHEST ESTIMATE IN THE BUDGET - FOR EDUCATION. PART OF THE ALLOCATION WAS TO BE USED FOR PAY INCREASES GRANTED TO THE TEACHERS LAST YEAR. BUT THERE WERE DELAYS IN PAYING OUT THE INCREASES AND THE TEACHERS CLAIMED THAT, IN VIEW OF THE RISING COST OF LIVING, THE ALLOCATION IS NOT SUFFICIENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAUXLZ3T5QG2L134OVDZ85LM8Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAAUXLZ3T5QG2L134OVDZ85LM8Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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