• Short Summary

    THE DEATH OF A STUDENT KILLED IN RIOTING, SPARKED OFF A MASSIVE, BUT PEACEFUL, ANTI- GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATION AND A 24-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE IN MONTEVIDEO YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

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    THE DEATH OF A STUDENT KILLED IN RIOTING, SPARKED OFF A MASSIVE, BUT PEACEFUL, ANTI- GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATION AND A 24-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE IN MONTEVIDEO YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). THE STUDENT, LIBER ARCE, 29, DIED FROM A BULLET WOUND SUFFERED IN RIOTING ON MONDAY. STUDENTS SAY A POLICE SHOT KILLED HIM.

    OFFICIAL ESTIMATES SAID AT LEAST 70,000 PEOPLE WALKED FROM THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY TO A CEMETERY, 40 BLOCKS AWAY, IN THE FUNERAL PROCESSION. BEFORE THE FUNERAL, 60,000 MOURNERS PASSED THE STUDENT'S BODY AS IT LAY IN SITE IN THE MAIN UNIVERSITY BUILDING IN MONTEVIDEO.

    WHEN THE NATIONAL CONVENTION OF LABOUR CALLED FOR THE GENERAL STRIKE IN SYMPATHY WITH THE STUDENTS, MOST FACTORIES, SHOPS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED DOWN AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT CRAWLED TO A STANDSTILL.

    RIOTING IN MONTEVIDEO BEGAN AFTER POLICE RAIDED THE UNIVERSITY MORE THAN A WEEK AGO. THEY SOUGHT CLUES TO THE ABDUCTION OF ULISES PEREIRA REVERBEL, A CLOSE ADVISOR OF PRESIDENT JORGE PACHECO ARECO, BY A PRO-PEKING GROUP.

    DEMONSTRATORS AND RIOTS CONTINUED FOR ANOTHER FIVE DAYS AS THE STUDENTS ALLEGED POLICE BRUTALITY AND PROTESTED AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S HARD LINE TOWARDS INDUSTRIAL AND STUDENT UNREST IN URUGUAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD56PAVMS78X5OMOZ6H4X6P6BL
    Media URN:
    VLVAD56PAVMS78X5OMOZ6H4X6P6BL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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