• Short Summary

    Several hundred human rights activists, many of them mothers of people who disappeared in the military's crackdown on leftist guerrillas, defied police and staged a demonstration in the centre of Buenos Aires.

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    GV EXTERIOR Line of police in street in central Buenos Aires
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    SV Demonstrators behind mounted policeman
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    SV Women standing with chant heard in background
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    GV Armed policemen in line
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    SV Marchers carrying large pennant and chanting
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    SCU Woman waving arm and chanting
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    SV Women talking and gesticulating near policemen (3 shots)
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    GV Group standing and chanting
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    Background: Several hundred human rights activists, many of them mothers of people who disappeared in the military's crackdown on leftist guerrillas, defied police and staged a demonstration in the centre of Buenos Aires. The protestors vowed to staged a twenty four hour vigil, in an attempt to obtain information on their missing relatives. The disappearances were in the late 1970's when the Argentine Government waged its 'dirty war'. Human rights groups estimate that between six and thirty thousand people were abducted by security forces during the period. Hundreds of policemen were on the streets to prevent violence, and the vigil ended with a peaceful march through the heart of the capital. The week has seen unprecedented unrest in Argentina with, as well as this twenty-four hour protest, a general strike which paralysed most of the large cities and a mass political rally in the centre of the capital. Civilians have warned the military government that its credibility has been exhausted and elections scheduled for late 1983, should take place immediately.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9G481BS2IKE7KEP7M2AF5NQ4A
    Media URN:
    VLVA9G481BS2IKE7KEP7M2AF5NQ4A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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