• Short Summary

    President Salvador Allende insisted on Saturday (21 October) that the eleven-day-old "bosses strike" in Chile had failed in its aim to paralyse the country.

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    1.
    SV Allende tipping basket of spikes onto table
    0.11

    2.
    CU & SV Allende seated and holds up spikes (4 shots)
    0.37

    3.
    MV Allende talking
    1.10

    4.
    SV Allende gets up to leave
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    Initials BB/0200 DF/BOB/BB/0211



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Salvador Allende insisted on Saturday (21 October) that the eleven-day-old "bosses strike" in Chile had failed in its aim to paralyse the country.

    He told a news in Santiago that 95 per cent of the work force had remained in their jobs. He said no major industry or public service had been stopped.

    President Allende went on to warn that any attempt at what he called a "fascist putsch" would be resisted violently.

    President Allende showed reporters dozens of metal spikes which he said had been scattered on roads by dissident elements to puncture tyros. The laying of spikes is the latest in a series of minor sabotage actions, mainly against railways.

    Santiago and other cities are under curfew and 21 of Chile's 25 provinces, comprising 90 per cent of the population of ten million, are under martial law.

    The strike began on October 11 when lorry owners pulled their vehicles off the road in protest against a plan by the Government to set up a state-run transport system in southern Chile. Since then shopkeepers, doctors, lawyers and large numbers of teachers have joined the strike, which was also supported by the pilots of Lan-Chile who held a 48-hour stoppage on October 20-21.

    The strike is seen by correspondents as he most serious challenge to the Marxist-Socialist Government led by President Allende si???ce he was elected two years ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66044GBDI5SY5GTR2T147WRAU
    Media URN:
    VLVA66044GBDI5SY5GTR2T147WRAU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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