Riot police and students clashed in Santiago on Tuesday (3 October) following unauthorised demonstration marches by the students protesting against the appointment of Marxist directors to Chilean schools by the Allenda Government.
GV Crowd outside cinema PAN TO police bus arriving
SV Woman being arrested
SV PAN FROM Cinema to riot police
LV ZOOM TO Crowd chanting, woman carrying Chilean flag and students giving 'V' sign
GV Gas bombs exploding--riot police in F/G. (3 shots)
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Damaged car window to police and students
LV Students block road with burning bundles and posters (2 shots)
GV Students run and throw stones at police
LV Police reinforcements out of bus and towards crowd and students throwing stones (2 shots)
LV Police removing cameramen from outside high school PAN TO School with gas bombs exploding in grounds
SV Police butting arrested students into van
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Background: Riot police and students clashed in Santiago on Tuesday (3 October) following unauthorised demonstration marches by the students protesting against the appointment of Marxist directors to Chilean schools by the Allenda Government. They were also protesting against the forty-eight-hour closure of Radio Sociedad National de Agriculture (National Agricultural Society Radio) after the station had broadcast what the Government called "false and alarmist" reports about an incident between troops and peasants in Southern Chile, in which three civilians were wounded.
The High School Students Federation has been protesting for several weeks - and there have been earlier confrontations between them and the police - and Education Minister Anibal Palma offered to resign if this would pacify the students. But President Salvador Allends refused to accept his resignation - and the protests continued.
This coverage shows good action - with considerable numbers of non-students joining in the clashes with the police.