• Short Summary

    Four buses went up in flames and rocks and blazing tyres littered the streets of Caracas on Wednesday (27 October) as rampaging students, enraged by the shooting dead of a student in a police charge, spent all day battling riot police.

  • Description

    Four buses went up in flames and rocks and blazing tyres littered the streets of Caracas on Wednesday (27 October) as rampaging students, enraged by the shooting dead of a student in a police charge, spent all day battling riot police. Three students and one policeman were reported injured in the clashes. The rioting followed the killing by police of an 18-year-old student on Tuesday (26 October) as students demonstrated on the first anniversary of the closing of the Central University in the Venezuelan capital.

    SYNOPSIS: A bus burned fiercely in Caracas on Wednesday as students battled riot police in the Venezuelan capital. The students, enraged by the shooting dead of a student the day before in a police charge, spent all day battling riot police. At least three students and one policeman were reported injured in the clashes. One of the injured was a 14-year-old girl.

    The rioting began in the wake of the death of an 18-year-old high school student who was killed when police were trying to control a demonstration marking the first anniversary of the closing of the Central University in Caracas.

    The chanting students fought pitched battles with the 3,000 riot police who were armed with submachine-guns, tear-gas rifles and batons. Police sheltered from a hail of rocks behind plastic visors and long shields. They were deployed over the city after students stoned offices and burned vehicles.

    During Tuesday's rioting, students mobbed the official government car of the Foreign Minister as he drove to the airport on his way to a meeting of Latin American developing nations in ???.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF2QIQY4I3GW9J7NNHGY393YM
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2QIQY4I3GW9J7NNHGY393YM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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