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    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

    Thousands of Peronist -- an estimated 35,000 of them -- filled the Atlanta Football Stadium in Buenos Aires on October 18 for a political rally which ended in bottle throwing, flag burning and fighting as the two major Peronist elements, the "Intransigents" and the "Orthodox" clashed.

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    1. GV Crowds in stadium chanting and signing as Peronists gather for rally (2 shots) 0.25
    2. SV ZOOM OUT Crowds carrying banners 0.32
    3. CU Demonstrators tearing US flag and setting fire to it 0.51
    4. GV Other flags (US and british) being burned and crowds shouting 1.05
    5. SV Crowd running around stadium with burning flag as other Peronists dance (2 shots) 1.29
    6. GV Crowd chanting in front of dais with pictures of Eva, Isabella and Juan Peron 1.36
    7. SV Central Union (CGT) leader, Saul Ubaldini speaking to rally (SPANISH SOT) 1.55
    8. SV Peronist leader Deolindo Bittel speaking to rally and crowd applauds and cheers (SPANISH SOT) 2.16
    9. GV Crowds destroying flags and banners and setting fire to them (2 shots) 2.32
    10. GV Crowds jumping and chanting in front of dais 2.42
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    Background: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

    Thousands of Peronist -- an estimated 35,000 of them -- filled the Atlanta Football Stadium in Buenos Aires on October 18 for a political rally which ended in bottle throwing, flag burning and fighting as the two major Peronist elements, the "Intransigents" and the "Orthodox" clashed. It was the largest partisan political rally in Argentina since 1975. The country's ruling military junta now says it has drawn up guidelines for what it described as an "understanding" with political and social forces during the transition to promised democratic rule. The "understanding" has come to mean a pact between political parties and armed forces, guaranteeing that a future civilian government will not investigate the military's conduct during its years of power. It is implied that three specifics will not be used by political parties. They are the disappearances of hundreds of individuals, the Falklands war, and the way the military conducted the economy between 1976 and 1982. The main speaker at the October 18 rally was CGT (Central Labour Confederation) leader, Saul Ubaldine, who strongly criticised the military's six years of rule. The evening's last speaker, Party Vice President Deolindo Bittel was largely ignored by the crowd and his vow never to make a pact with a government that "sold out" the country did not mollify the young audience. They burned British and American flags, and chanted slogans that the future socialist government of Argentina would be tough.

    Source: REUTERS - JORGE CASAL

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DI6HFDDEBM6J821Q6VUSQ0SS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DI6HFDDEBM6J821Q6VUSQ0SS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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