• Short Summary

    On the 15th anniversary (Friday, 22 January) of an uprising in El Salvador in which 30,000 peasants were killed when the army moved in to put down the rebellion, the country has gone on full alert.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Bus at army checkpoint in Usulutan Province with soldiers checking passengers' belongings (4 shots)
    0.32

    2.
    SV Young man detained after being caught, allegedly in possession of drugs
    0.37

    3.
    GV Soldiers standing guard
    0.38

    4.
    CU Tied hands of young man detained for alleged drug possession
    0.49

    5.
    GV Guerrilla collecting money from passengers through bus windows
    1.04

    6.
    GV & SV Guerrilla watches as a colleague collects money from truck driver (2 shots)
    1.16

    7.
    GV Guerrillas moving through scrubland
    1.21

    8.
    GVs & CU Guerrillas taking bread from stopped truck, stacking loaves on ground and carrying bread away (3 shots)
    1.38

    9.
    GVs Troops boarding truck and truck driving off (3 shots)
    1.49

    10.
    GV Countryside with audio of shooting in background
    2.00




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On the 15th anniversary (Friday, 22 January) of an uprising in El Salvador in which 30,000 peasants were killed when the army moved in to put down the rebellion, the country has gone on full alert. The ruling military junta, fearing a guerrilla offensive to mark the anniversary called out the armed forces as security was stepped up. The clamp down also resulted in the arrest of several youths, suspected of carrying drugs. Despite the move, guerrillas were seen operating openly in several provinces -- including Usulutan where they hijacked food trucks and stopped buses to demand money from passengers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85F3ZJMNF02M6QRQNFBMUZZ0H
    Media URN:
    VLVA85F3ZJMNF02M6QRQNFBMUZZ0H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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