The Pinochet regime's security clampdown on political opposition seems to have largely bypassed Santiago's wealthier suburbs.
1. GV Santiago's wealthy suburbs, street scenes (5 shots) 0.12
2. GV Soldiers changing guard at Presidential Palace 0.18
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3. GV/SV Military band playing for parade (3 shots) 0.36
4. GV Santiago University with chanting students demanding freedom 0.44
5. GV Troops in action against protestors, water cannon (3 shots) 1.01
6. SV Pinochet speaking (SPANISH SOT) 1.08
7. PAN Helicopter flying over shanty towns 1.19
8. GV Shots fired by security forces in shanty town, residents take cover, troops removing road barricades (4 shots) 1.40
9. GVs Students with banners, running from police vehicles and tear gas (3 shots) 1.55
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Background: SANTIAGO, CHILE
The Pinochet regime's security clampdown on political opposition seems to have largely bypassed Santiago's wealthier suburbs. In the capital's shanty town districts, however, anti-government protest has been harshly suppressed. On November 28, police and soldiers opened fire in Santiago's of La Florida, wounding a sixteen-year-old girl. At Santiago University, students waving banners and chanting "freedom" were met with concerted police action: security forces lobbed tear gas canisters and water cannon unleashed powerful water jets, knocking several people to the ground and driving others way. Though protestors placed stones and other material in shanty town streets to prevent police sweeps, the stones were removed and armoured vehicles entered to quell further disturbances. Since imposing a state of siege throughout Chile in early November, General Pinochet has made clear his intention to treat national unrest with severity. He imposed strict press censorship, and all foreign correspondents were notified on November 27 that their accreditation had been cancelled and that all permits would have to be renewed. The regime has also sent nearly five hundred and fifty people into internal exile. Chile is rocked by rising unemployment and a massive foreign debt, and inflation has become a grave problem for the country's military rulers.
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