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    THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED EARLY TODAY (SATURDAY) AFTER HEARING PANAMA ACCUSE THE UNITED STATES?

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    LV U.N. BUILDING.
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    LV INT..CROWDED CHAMBER.
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    MV PANNING SHOT, DELEGATIONS.
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    MV ADLAI STEVENSON.
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    SCU PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL, SENOR JUSTINIANO (BOLIVIA).
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    MV PANAMANIAN U.N. REPRESENTATIVE, DR. BOYD. (SOF).
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: DR. BOYD: "MORE THAN 30,000 PEOPLE IN THE STREETS AND THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES SHOOTING AT THIS MULTITUDE."



    QUESTIONS: "DID YOU SEE THIS YOURSELF?"



    DR. BOYD: "YES, I SAW IT."



    QUESTION: "WHAT DID YOU SEE, SPECIFICALLY?"



    DR. BOYD: "I SAW IT FROM A PLACE CALLED -- FROM THE PARK IN FRONT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY."



    QUESTION: "WERE THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO ATTACK AMERICANS?"



    DR. BOYD: "AT THAT MOMENT THE MULTITUDE WAS SO TENSE THAT YOU CAN BARELY DESCRIBE THE AGONY OF THE PEOPLE."



    QUESTION: "UNITED STATES SAYS IT DID NOT BEGIN SHOOTING UNTIL FOUR OF ITS OWN MEN HAD BEEN SHOT?"



    DR. BOYD: "I BEG YOUR PARDON....."



    QUESTION: "UNITED STATES SAYS IT DID NOT BEGIN SHOOTING UNTIL FOUR OF ITS OWN MEN HAD BEEN SHOT?"



    DR. BOYD: "UNTIL I GOT OUT OF PANAMA THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF PEOPLE IN THE ZONE BEING SHOT."



    QUESTION: "DO YOU FEEL THE AMERICANS WERE SHOOTING TO KILL?"



    DR. BOYD: "IN SOME CASES, I SHOULD SAY YES, BECAUSE THERE ARE ABOUT SEVEN, OR MORE, DEAD."



    QUESTION: "WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OUTBREAK?"



    DR. BOYD: "THE UNFAIR BILL THAT THE PANAMANIAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GETTING FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS; AND THE FLAME WAS YESTERDAY PROMOTED BY THESE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS; AMERICANS WHO LIVE IN THE CANAL ZONE THAT WERE OPPOSED, THAT WERE IN THE NEGATIVE WAY, ACTING AGAINST COMMITMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES TO RAISE THE PANAMANIAN FLAG IN THAT TERRITORY IN WHICH WE CLAIM THAT PANAMA IS SOVEREIGN."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED EARLY TODAY (SATURDAY) AFTER HEARING PANAMA ACCUSE THE UNITED STATES OF AGGRESSION. THE CHARGE FOLLOWED THE CLASHES BETWEEN AMERICAN TROOPS AND PANAMANIAN DEMONSTRATORS ALONG THE CANAL ZONE BORDER DURING THE PAST 36 HOURS.

    MR. ADLAI STEVENSON, IN DENYING THE CHARGE, PROPOSED THE COUNCIL LEAVE IT TO THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS) TO SETTLE THE QUARREL. LATER THE SECURITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ITS CURRENT PRESIDENT, SENOR RENAN CASTRILLO JUSTINIANO OF BOLIVIA, SHOULD APPEAL TO THE U.S. AND PANAMANIAN GOVERNMENTS FOR A CEASE-FIRE AND AN END TO THE BLOODSHED.

    LAST NIGHT'S EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL WAS REQUESTED BY DR. AQUILINO BOYD, CHIEF REPRESENTATIVE OF PANAMA, WHO FLEW INTO NEW YORK EARLIER FROM THE CANAL ZONE. AT THE KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE U.S. ARMY WAS "SHOOTING AGAINST DEFENCELESS PEOPLE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BEKKELF5G3316T16PASV3ZA5
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BEKKELF5G3316T16PASV3ZA5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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