• Short Summary

    DETACHMENT'S OF THE PANAMA NATIONAL GUARD PATROLLED THE STREETS OF PANAMA CITY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO PREVENT DISTURBANCES.

  • Description

    DETACHMENT'S OF THE PANAMA NATIONAL GUARD PATROLLED THE STREETS OF PANAMA CITY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO PREVENT DISTURBANCES. THE MILITARY JUNTA TOOK POWER FROM THE 11-DAY-OLD GOVERNMENT OF DR. ARNULFO ARIAS LAST WEEKEND.

    THERE WAS SOME SHOOTING IN THE MAIN SHOPPING CENTRE AT THE WEEKEND, IMMEDIATELY AFTER COLONEL JOSE MARIA PINHILLA, ONE OF THE TWO TOP OFFICER AS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD, TOOK OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF PANAMA. TWO GUARDSMEN WERE KILLED, AS MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD - THE COUNTRY'S ONLY MILITARY FORCE - PATROLLED THE STREETS. AN ALL-NIGHT CURFEW HAS BEEN IMPOSED.

    TWICE SINCE COLONEL PINHILLA TOOK OVER, THE NATIONAL GUARD HAVE HAD TO DISPERSE STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING IN SYMPATHY WITH DR. ARIAS.

    DR. ARIAS, NOW IN THE UNITED STATES CONTROLLED CANAL ZONE, HAS BEEN BROADCASTING APPEALS FOR A GENERAL STRIKE AN UPRISING AND A COUNTER COUP. WITH HIM IN THE CANAL ZONE ARE MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET AND OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE 5,000 STRONG NATIONAL GUARD HAS TWICE BEFORE, IN 1941 AND 1951, DEPOSED DR. ARIAS FROM THE PRESIDENCY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEJ0KUZB6L4TIKYK98S7BPKC7G
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJ0KUZB6L4TIKYK98S7BPKC7G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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