• Short Summary

    TEAR-GAS WAS USED AS POLICE BROKE UP A POLITICAL RALLY IN SANTO DOMINGO ON SUNDAY.?

  • Description

    TEAR-GAS WAS USED AS POLICE BROKE UP A POLITICAL RALLY IN SANTO DOMINGO ON SUNDAY. SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE INJURED, AND A NUMBER OF PERSONS ARRESTED.

    THE RALLY WAS ATTENDED BY 10,000 SUPPORTERS OF JUAN BOSCH, THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. THE CROWD DEMANDED THE RETURN OF SENOR BOSCH, WHO IS NOW LIVING IN EXILE IN PUERTO RICO AFTER BEING OUSTED BY MILITARY COUP LAST YEAR.

    POLICE, WHO SURROUNDED THE PARK WHERE THE RALLY WAS HELD, SUDDENLY BEGAN FIRING TEAR-GAS INTO THE SPEAKER'S STAND. THE CROWD RIOTED, FORGOING POLICE TO USE TEAR-GAS AGAIN TO BREAD UP THE MEETING.

    EARLIER, BOSCH SUPPORTERS COMPLAINED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD CUT OFF THE ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM IN THE PARK, THUS PUTTING OUT OF ACTION THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM. THEY ALSO CLAIMED THAT TROOPS HAD PREVENTED RURAL DELEGATIONS FROM ATTENDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBHLTF33NN0G0AY8P551H089L
    Media URN:
    VLVABBHLTF33NN0G0AY8P551H089L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1964
    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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