• Short Summary

    YOUNG GUATEMALANS WERE IN VIOLENT BATTLE WITH POLICE AND SOLDIERS IN THE STREETS OF GUATEMALA CITY, MARCH 14.

  • Description

    1.
    LV CROWDS MILLING IN STREET
    0.06

    2.
    STV CROWDS OUTSIDE FENCE
    0.08

    3.
    LV LARGE CROWD IN STREETS
    0.10

    4.
    SV CROWD LEAVING STATION
    0.16

    5.
    SV POLICEMAN IN BOX, WATCHES CROWDS ON PLAZA.
    0.22

    6.
    LV MILITARY VEHICLE DOWN STREET
    0.26

    7.
    SV ANOTHER VEHICLE DOWN STREET, WITH MEN ABOARD
    0.29

    8.
    SLV YOUTHS IN JEEP TYPE VEHICLE.
    0.33

    9.
    SV PEOPLE OUT OF CAR, ONE MAN CARRYING RIFFLE
    0.38

    10.
    SV SOLDIER THROWS TEAR GAS BOMB AT CROWDS
    0.45

    11.
    LV MORE TEAR GAS BOMBS THROWN
    0.48

    12.
    SV SOLDIER FIRING AUTOMATIC WEAPON
    0.51

    13.
    SLV SOLDIERS STANDING AGAINST WALL.
    0.52

    14.
    SV AMBULANCE WORKERS LEAN OVER MAN SPRAWLED ON STREET.
    0.58

    15.
    SCU MAN CARRIED ON STRETCHER TO AMBULANCE.
    1.00

    16.
    LV SOLDIER FIRING AT CROWD.
    1.04

    17.
    LV STREET DESERTED EXCEPT FOR SOLDIERS.
    1.05

    18.
    SLV GROUP OF YOUNG BOYS WALK ACROSS STREET WITH FLAG.
    1.10

    19.
    CU BOYS WALKING OUT OF BUILDING AND CROSSING STREET.
    1.14

    20.
    CU DITTO.
    1.15

    21.
    SV BOYS ON TRUCK DRIVE PAST CAMERA
    1.23

    22.
    TV FUNERAL PROCESSION
    1.26

    23.
    STV PEOPLE CARRYING WREATHS TILT UP TO FUNERAL.
    1.34

    24.
    SV THREE SHOTS - FUNERAL PROCESSION.
    1.42



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: YOUNG GUATEMALANS WERE IN VIOLENT BATTLE WITH POLICE AND SOLDIERS IN THE STREETS OF GUATEMALA CITY, MARCH 14. IT WAS THE SECOND DAY OF RIOTING IN THE CITY, RESULTING IN THE DESTRUCTION OF STORES AND THE BURNING OF CARS AND TRUCKS.

    THE DISTURBANCES STARTED AMONGST STUDENTS PROTESTING ALLEGED GOVERNMENT FRAUDS IN DECEMBER'S CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION AND "REPRESSIVE MEASURES" ORDERED BY THE GOVERNMENT UNDER CURRENT 'STATE OF SIEGE' EMERGENCY REGULATIONS AS FRAUDULENT.

    POLICE WERE REINFORCED BY ARMY RESERVE UNITS IN AN ATTEMPT TO QUELL THE RIOTERS, WITH THE AID OF TEAR GAS AND SHOTS FIRED ABOVE THE HEADS OF THE CROWDS. ON MARCH 16, THE FOURTH DAY OF RIOTING, THE ARMY TOOK CONTROL OF THE CITY. FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF AT LEAST THIRTEEN PERSONS, THE ARMY ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THAT "ALL MEASURES WOULD BE TAKEN" TO HALT THE SLAUGHTERS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE OF RECENT DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAWSMBMGD35HM8NTSKQT49K7AZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWSMBMGD35HM8NTSKQT49K7AZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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