• Short Summary

    The army has taken control of Argentina's second largest city -- Rosario -- in the wake of student and police battles which left one youth dead and a number of people injured.

  • Description

    The army has taken control of Argentina's second largest city -- Rosario -- in the wake of student and police battles which left one youth dead and a number of people injured.

    The dead youth was 15-year-old Luis Alberto Blanco, a steelworker's apprentice. He was the third person to die in less than a week of the violence which has flared almost daily at every major university in the nation.

    This film shows Blanco's funeral procession as it wends it way through the streets of Rosario. About 10-thousand people attended the procession and lined the streets as the coffin passed. There were no incidents during the funeral but observers reported signs of nervous tension among mourners.

    SYNOPSIS: Thousands of people lined the streets of Rosario in Argentina last Friday (May 23) for the funeral of Luis Alberto Blanco, a 15-year-old steelworker's apprentice killed last week during an unsuccessful attempt to capture a local radio station.

    Now the army has taken control of Rosario i the wake of the student and police battles which have killed three and injured many throughout the nation's major universities. Observers reported signs of tension among mourners at Blanco's funeral but there were no incidents.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB1BJ3PGNZ70C92071ZDL5RUJK
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1BJ3PGNZ70C92071ZDL5RUJK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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