• Short Summary

    AMERICAN AND PANAMANIAN FLAGS WERE RAISED ON WEDNESDAY IN FRONT OF BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL WATCHED BY A SILENT CROWD.

  • Description

    AMERICAN AND PANAMANIAN FLAGS WERE RAISED ON WEDNESDAY IN FRONT OF BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL WATCHED BY A SILENT CROWD. THE CEREMONY WAS CARRIED OUT BY A SMART COLOUR GUARD WHO HOISTED THE TWO FLAGS SIMULTANEOUSLY. POLICE STOOD BY TO PREVENT ANY POSSIBLE INCIDENTS.

    IT WAS THE HOISTING OF THE STARS-AND STRIPES, WITHOUT THE PANAMANIAN FLAG, BY AMERICAN STUDENTS WHICH SPARKED-OFF THE RECENT VIOLENCE IN WHICH FOUR AMERICANS AND ABOUT 20 PANAMANIANS WERE KILLED. BECAUSE OF RUMOURS THAT THE PANAMANIAN STUDENTS WERE CERTAIN TO CAUSE DISTURBANCES, THE U.S. MILITARY AUTHORITIES MOVED UP TROOPS TO THE CANAL BORDERLINE.

    LATER ON WEDNESDAY, HOWEVER, IN PANAMA CITY, STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED IN FRONT OF BOTH THE UNIVERSITY AND PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. AFTER PATRIOTIC SPEECHES, ACCOMPANIED BY THE WAVING OF BOTH UNIVERSITY AND NATIONAL FLAGS, CAME A DEMAND FOR WORDS FROM PRESIDENT ROBERTO CHIARI. HE CAME OUT ON TO THE BALCONY OF HIS PALACE TO ADDRESS THE STUDENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJ582XK7C170N4HFJXF544HF0
    Media URN:
    VLVABJ582XK7C170N4HFJXF544HF0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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