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    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA/HEATHROW AIRPORT, LONDON

    On April 2, about 1000 people attended a rally in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, called by the Centre of Ex-Combatants in the Malvinas (Falklands) War to commemorate the anniversary of last year's occupation of the islands.

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    ARGENTINA: (APRIL 2) (ORTIZ):
    1. GV Falklands veterans demonstrating on streets of Buenos Aires (2 shots) 0.16
    2. SV Demonstrators with banners. Police present (3 shots) 0.33
    3. GV TILT DOWN Demonstrators outside government building (3 shots) 0.56
    4. SV Burning of United States and British flags (2 shots) 1.11
    (APRIL 4) (BBC)
    5. GVs PAN Military parade walking past President Bignone (5 shots) 1.57
    6. GV & SVs People in park (2 shots) 2.18
    U.K.: (APRIL 5): (BBC):
    7. GVs Families of dead soldiers boarding plane at Heathrow Airport (3 shots) 2.46
    8. GV Plane takes off 3.00
    InitialsSH/BB


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    Background: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA/HEATHROW AIRPORT, LONDON

    On April 2, about 1000 people attended a rally in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, called by the Centre of Ex-Combatants in the Malvinas (Falklands) War to commemorate the anniversary of last year's occupation of the islands. The rally, held at the foot of a clock tower donated to Argentina by the British community, went ahead despite a government ban. The demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans, burned British and United States flags and sang the National anthem, before dispersing quietly. Police were present but kept a low profile. The rally came at the end of a generally quiet day marked by few outward reminders of the invasion anniversary. The armed forces officially marked the anniversary of the Falkland Islands invasion on April 4. An open-air mass was held outside the military church of Stella Maris in Buenos Aires. President Bignone attended along with members of the present junta, but there was no sign of General Galtieri. The mass was followed by a brief review of troops, and medals were presented to relatives of about 20 soldiers who died during the war. However, the overwhelming majority of Argentines appeared to ignore the anniversary, taking advantage of an extra day's holiday to extend their Easter breaks. Meanwhile, some 550 relatives of British soldiers who died in the Falklands war, left the United Kingdom on April 5 for Uruguay. From there, they will board an ocean liner for Port Stanley in the Falklands. Some of the women are taking with them babies who were never seen by their dead husbands. In all 100 children are making the trip. They will be visiting the war graves and the sites where their loved ones died.

    Source: MAURICIO ORTIZ & BBC

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    Film ID:
    VLVA79C84LNN6G8RD50T78DFR8VEY
    Media URN:
    VLVA79C84LNN6G8RD50T78DFR8VEY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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