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    LIMA, PERU

    INTRODUCTION: As unrest continues in Peru, the government of President Fernando Belaunde Terry has cancelled all police leave and has been concentrating on finding those responsible for a spate of bombings in the country.

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    LIMA, PERU

    GV PAN Lima. 0.17
    GV People and traffic in Lima. 0.26
    SV Armed police questioning car driver. 0.35
    SV Policeman with machinegun patrolling street. 0.40
    CU Machinegun on policeman's hips as he stands guard outside factory. (2 SHOTS) 0.47
    SV Armoured car in street. 0.50
    SV Military guards on street. 0.54
    GV PAN Damaged headquarters of ruling party. (2 SHOTS) 1.04
    SV & CU Remains of statue blown up. 1.13
    SV INTERIOR People and dynamite in police station. 1.20
    CU Dynamite among potatoes in shopping bag. 1.26
    SV PAN Suspects TO dynamite on table. 1.37
    CU President Belaunde speaking in English. 2.45

    SPEECH (TRANSCRIPT): SEQ. 13: BELAUNDE: "The government is very strong, with perhaps five or ten enemies properly financed by somebody somewhere. They can cause some trouble. But you cannot overthrow a government with planting bombs in factories or electric towers. To overthrow a government you have to have the support of the country. Now, everyone is satisfied, I think, with the democratic regime. We have been in power one year. What have we done? Besides starting development plans which are evident, we have restored freedom of the press, we have restored a free judiciary, we have restored a free municipality. We have called for elections. In fact, elections were held in 147 provinces of Peru. We won 103. So we can't complain."

    Background: LIMA, PERU

    INTRODUCTION: As unrest continues in Peru, the government of President Fernando Belaunde Terry has cancelled all police leave and has been concentrating on finding those responsible for a spate of bombings in the country.

    SYNOPSIS: Most of the bombings have been taking place in Lima, the country's capital, and according to the government, they have been the work of extremists trying to undermine civilian rule.The armed forces handed over power to a democratically elected government under President Belaunde just over a year ago after ruling the country for 12 years.

    Police, whose leave has been cancelled indefinitely, have been patrolling the streets after what has been described as the most serious wave of bombings to hit Lima since the restoration of democracy.The unrest has prompted calls for the government to take a tougher stand against extremists.But the President has ruled out emergency measures saying his government would continue to act according to the law and constitution.

    In one bombing incident, the headquarters of President Belaunde's party, Accion Popular, was severely damaged.It was only one of some 600 bombing incidents over the past few months and the targets have been quite widespread.Places bombed include the United States Embassy, a petrol station, banks and factories, especially those owned by United States interests.

    Police searches have yielded largo caches of dynamite, in one case, among potatoes in a shopping bag.President Belaunde, however, does not appear to be too worried for the future of his government.

    Source: JOHN ARDEN

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAUF34LKBZO2QEWIZ0WEP8BOOM
    Media URN:
    VLVAAUF34LKBZO2QEWIZ0WEP8BOOM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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