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    There thousand mourners attended the funeral on Sunday (17 March) of the former Chilean Cabinet Minister, Jose Toha.

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    LV INT. Relatives stand beside flower bedecked coffin
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    CU Floral tribute in shape, colour Chilean flag TILT UP TO coffin
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    CU PAN FROM Photograph Allende to coffin
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    CU Toha in coffin
    0.30


    TRAVEL S. Cortege en route to church (2 shots)
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    CU Widow surrounded by relatives
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    SV Flowers placed on coffin
    1.05


    CU Weeping relatives singing
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    TV PAN Chanting relatives follow behind flower bedecked coffin drawn on carriage by two men
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    TV Mourners in procession
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    GV Procession passing through cemetery
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    Initials SC/1555 SC/1909



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    Background: There thousand mourners attended the funeral on Sunday (17 March) of the former Chilean Cabinet Minister, Jose Toha. Following the coffin through the streets of Santiago, the Chilean capital, the mourners tossed red roses and chanted banned left-wing slogans.

    Senor Toha, who was 46, served as both Interior and Defence Minister during the Government of President Salvador Allende. President Allende died during a military coup last September.

    The ruling military junta said Senor Toha hanged himself with his belt in a military hospital on Friday (15 March).

    The funeral crowd sang the Chilean National anthem, then some people began to chant slogans, including "The people united will never be defeated" -- the rallying cry of the late President Allende's Popular Unity coalition.

    Police held up the cortege as it neared the Toha family tomb, and said it would not be allowed further unless the chanting stopped. Family members said the police threatened to call in troops. The chanting ceased and Senor Toha was laid to rest in silence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1OJ641VV53EIAYNQF3S1THX1D
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OJ641VV53EIAYNQF3S1THX1D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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