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    RANCAGUA AND SANTIAGO, CHILE

    Five Chilean mineworkers sacked by the state copper company Codelco for joining an illegal anti-government strike last year have been on hunger strike for almost 50 days in an attempt to regain their jobs.

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    RANCAGUA: NOVEMBER 11, 1984: (CUEVAS):
    1. SV/GV PAN EXTERIOR Regional Hospital (2 shots) 0.09
    2. GV/SVs/CUs INTERIOR Hunger strikers with families (8 shots) 0.48
    3. SVs/CUs Female relatives of miners lying on makeshift beds (5 shots) 1.11
    SANTIAGO: NOVEMBER 13: (VISNEWS CHILE) (EUROVISION):
    4. GVs Medical school buildings with students chanting (2 shots) 1.32
    5. GV/SVs Student banging on tables and plates in canteen (2 shots) 1.37
    6. GV Police patrolling streets 1.43
    7. GV/SVs Students congregating around banner, some wearing balaclavas (3 shots) 1.50
    8. GVs Police clearing debris from streets, and bundling students into police vehicles (2 shots) 2.03
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    Background: RANCAGUA AND SANTIAGO, CHILE

    Five Chilean mineworkers sacked by the state copper company Codelco for joining an illegal anti-government strike last year have been on hunger strike for almost 50 days in an attempt to regain their jobs. On November 11, they were still in Rancagua's Regional Hospital, where police forcibly took them on October 26. Their wives have now started a sympathy hunger strike at the headquarters of the Confederation of Copper Workers (CTC), where the mineworkers themselves began their fast. Meanwhile in Santiago, over 500 students held an outdoor rally on November 13 in defiance of the government's state of siege, declared the previous week. During the rally, students expressed their approval for their leaders' calls for a two-day national protest against President Augusto Pinochet's military rule. As the rally ended, there were clashes between riot police and student demonstrators who threw Molotov cocktails and a number of arrests were made. All opponents of the government have agreed to stage protests on November 27 and 28. All opponents of the government have agreed to stage protest on November 27 and 28. Political sources say the call for further demonstrations is intended to show that the latest government crackdown, ending a process of reform, could not muzzle dissent. An anti-government strike last month caused widespread disruption in Santiago.

    Source: REUTERS - RAUL CUEVAS/REUTERS CHILE

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC49ZAZ6B5ALVSHHIZPWOFORCY
    Media URN:
    VLVAC49ZAZ6B5ALVSHHIZPWOFORCY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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