From Central America...film of the latest revolution, - the early-morning bloodless coup in the republic?
CU People buying newspapers
SV Boy and man sell newspapers
CU Boy selling newspapers
GTV Mass demonstration, people march down street, carrying banners etc.
TV People through streets
CU Abel Salazar Rodezno, student leader, out of car embraces woman (released from prison after 58 days)
GV Demonstrators carry banners and flags (2 shots)
SV PAN DITTO
GTV Demonstrators march towards military barracks
GTV PAN..Mass crowd outside barracks
SV Man and woman embrace arms
GTV Crowd cheering
TV'S prisoners being released (various shots)
SV PAN..along prisoners
CU PAN..from L..R..Colonel Cesar Yane Urias (reads document); Ricardo Falla Caceres;Colonel Miguel;Angel Castillo; Dr. Rene Fortin Magena; Major Ruben Alonso Rosales.
CU Col. Yanes Urias reads document
CU PAN OVER.. members listening
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Background: From Central America...film of the latest revolution, - the early-morning bloodless coup in the republic of El Salvador which Oct 26 overthrew the regime of President Jose Maria Lemus, a strong anti-communist.
Following the uprising, a civilian and military junta took command, while crowds rushed through the streets of the capital, San Salvador, to the central prison where political prisoners were released.
Heading the junta is Colonel Miguel Castillo. President Lemus, accused by the junta of ruling unconstitutionally, is believed to be in neighbouring Guatemala.
The coup occurred during El Salvador's state of emergency, proclaimed early September following a series of pro-Castro demonstrations which Lemus blamed on international Communism.
The junta claims it will act according to democratic principles. Complete revision of the electoral law is promised, and - as soon as possible- a presidential election in which junta members say they will not stand as candidates.