Chile's President Augusto Pinochet marked the eleventh anniversary of the coup in which he seized power from Salvador Allende by taking a typically tough line against this opponents.
1. GVs President Pinochet arriving for anniversary ceremonies in military academy and taking salute. (2 SHOTS)\ 0.21
2. SV Priests during service. 0.27
3. SCU & GVs Pinochet, military leaders and soldiers. (3 SHOTS) 0.48
4. GVs & SV Anniversary parade, Pinochet taking salute while being driven through streets of Santiago. (3 SHOTS) 1.01
5. SV Pinochet entering building for televised address. 1.06
6. SVs Officials listen to Pinochet's address. (SOT) (2 SHOTS) 1.24
7. SVs People laying flowers on grave of Salvador Allende. (3 SHOTS) 1.34
8. SV PULL BACK TO GVs Allende supporters chanting and singing, carrying banners around the grave. (2 SHOTS) 1.50
9. GV Fires in streets of Santiago. (2 SHOTS) 2.02
10. GV PULL BACK Barricade of rocks across road. 2.11
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Background: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Chile's President Augusto Pinochet marked the eleventh anniversary of the coup in which he seized power from Salvador Allende by taking a typically tough line against this opponents. He said, on September 10, that the Government was pressing charges against the 10 opposition leaders who had oraganised anti-government protests on September 4. Nine people were killed during protests demanding a quick return to democracy. President Pinochet attended a mass in a military academy for the soldiers killed in the 1973 coup. In other people of the city, people banged fists, and flags were lowered to half mast in memory of ex-President Salvador Allende - killed in the coup led by Pinochet. Later he took a limousine ride through the streets of Santiago saluting his supporters before delivering a biting televised address on his political opponents. Deriding opposition attempts to force the military junta to move faster towards democracy. Pinochet said better means of assuring democracy and freedom than old party ways. While pomp and pageantry marked the anniversary ceremonies in the city centre, hundreds visited Salvador Allende's grave. Stone barricades were set up in the streets and fires lit in protest against Pinochet's regime.
Source: REUTERS - RAUL CUEVAS/NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY INCORPORATED (NBC)