• Short Summary

    Tuesday (22 April) was another day of violence in Argentina. Police used teargas and firearms?

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    LV PAN AND ZOOM Traffic passes entrance to "Acindar" factory (2 shots)
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    SV Parked lorries in factory grounds
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    GV AND LV EXTERIOR Metcon factory (2 shots)
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    LV Traffic in street of Villa Constitution (2 shots)
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    SV AND LV People on pavement as traffic passes
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    Initials CL/1826 CL/1834



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Tuesday (22 April) was another day of violence in Argentina. Police used teargas and firearms to disperse strikers in renewed clashes at Villa Constitution.

    The fresh violence came when 3,000 sympathisers demonstrated in support of about 7,500 workers from three steel plants in the town, 300 kilometres (190 miles) north of the capital, Buenos Aires.

    During the incident, three people were reported hit by bullets. The workers have been on strike for more than a month to demand the release of about 50 labour union leaders.

    Film of the factory was shot last month, when police arrested more than 70 workers, following an announcement by the Government that a plot had been uncovered to paralyse the country's heavy industry.

    A day after the arrests, a young metal worker, who'd been employed to remove about 1,000 strikers from a major plant, was found shot dead. Police believed he was murdered by the outlawed Marxist People's Revolutionary Army (ERP).

    The wave of violence in Argentina has so far claimed at least 185 lives since the beginning of the year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAI54G54COBLGT2OZK1SIL1LLL
    Media URN:
    VLVAI54G54COBLGT2OZK1SIL1LLL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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