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    Rioters demonstrated against the government in Chile on Thursday (23rd Nov.) They were protesting against the government's Compulsory Savings Plan.

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    Rioters demonstrated against the government in Chile on Thursday (23rd Nov.) They were protesting against the government's Compulsory Savings Plan.

    The riots followed a 24 hour nationwide general strike called for by the Central Labour Organisation. The union controls about seven per cent of the 2 1/2 million workers in Chile. Only about 12% of the workers are members of any union.

    President Eduardo's Frei's government yesterday (Friday) ordered the arrest of the leaders of all labour unions which took part in the general strike. The arrests followed charges filed in the courts by the government, accusing the labour leaders of "organising, guiding and promoting" massive rioting.

    At least five people were killed in the riots, and 66 injured. More than 200 demonstrators clashes with troops and police in the streets of Santiago. Yesterday, security forces were still deployed in key places throughout the city, but they were withdrawn when the Central Labour Organisation did not continue the strike, as they had threatened to do.

    SIST 1-4: About two hundred rioters clashed with security forces in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday. They were protesting against the government's Compulsory Savings Plan. At least 5 people were killed, and 66 injured in the riots, which followed a nationwide 24 hour strike.

    5-9: The strike, organised by the Central Labour Organisation, was also in protest against the saving plan. The government yesterday (Friday) arrested all the leaders of the labour unions which took part in the strike. The arrests came after the government had filled charges with the courts, accusing the labour leaders of 'organising guiding and promoting' massive rioting.

    10-14: Police and troops used tear gas and armoured cars to quell the rioters. Yesterday, security forces were much in evidence at strategic points in Santiago. They were withdrawn later when the Central Labour Organisation did not continue the strike, as they had previously threatened.

    15-17: The Central Labour Organisation controls about 7 per cent of the 2 1/2 million workers in Chile. Only about 12 per cent of the workers are members of any union.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNBQYFPW3MHW6O2SV63TRI38
    Media URN:
    VLVABNBQYFPW3MHW6O2SV63TRI38
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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