• Short Summary

    Colombia was placed under a state of siege by President Pastrana Borrero on Saturday (27 Feb) after eight people died the previous day in clashes between police and students in the city of Cali, 240 miles (400 km) south-west of Bogota.

  • Description

    Colombia was placed under a state of siege by President Pastrana Borrero on Saturday (27 Feb) after eight people died the previous day in clashes between police and students in the city of Cali, 240 miles (400 km) south-west of Bogota.
    The students, who were protesting against cost-of-living increases, had earlier set fire to vehicles and petrol stations and tried to disarm squads of troops. Student unrest followed action by peasants a few days earlier to seize 40 large ranches in a drive to speed up land reform programmes.
    This film, shot for Visnews, shows the aftermath of the troubles at Cali and the deserted streets there.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9PJRW6HCPQ0PH2MLA8D3E6T3
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9PJRW6HCPQ0PH2MLA8D3E6T3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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