• Short Summary

    Groups of Peronists demonstrating in Buenos Aires on Friday evening(10 Sept) were dispersed by security police with tear gas.

  • Description

    Groups of Peronists demonstrating in Buenos Aires on Friday evening(10 Sept) were dispersed by security police with tear gas. The groups, at various points in the city, had been defying a ban on street demonstrations.

    The Peronist-led General Confederation of Labour had, the night before, called off a general strike aimed at allowing workers to pay homage to Eva Person, whose body was recently delivered to former dictator Juan Peron in Madrid. The army-backed government of President Alejandro Lanusse had banned the strike and warned it would crack down on demonstrations. Despite a massive show of force by the police, no injuries on arrests were reported.

    SYNOPSIS: Groups of Peronist supporters gathered in various parts of central Buenos Aires on Friday, defying a ban on street demonstrations.

    Security police, many on motorcycles, kept a close watch on the groups. The Peronist-led General Confederation of Labour had, the night before, called off a massive general strike aimed at allowing workers to pay homage to Eva Peron, whose body was delivered to former dictator Juan Person in Madrid over a week ago.

    The army-backed government had banned the strike and warned it would crack down on demonstrations. These soldiers dispersed a group with tea gas. Despite this show of force, no injuries or arrests were reported.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2ONVBGKIVRBVVQDQ5KWPZGDQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2ONVBGKIVRBVVQDQ5KWPZGDQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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