Right-wing students opposed to the Marxist regime of Chile's President Salvador Allende have been fighting a series of running battles in the streets of Santiago with police and Allende supporters.
LV Allende enters hall waving to cheering crowd (2 shots)
CU ZOOM OUT Allende speaking & crowd applaud (2 shots)
SV Students burning phamplets
SV Riot waggon & police running behind
GV Students running away
SV Riot police along road ZOOM TO policeman with smoke bomb
GV Smoke bomb explodes, students disperse
GV Students run from police
GV Water cannon sprayed onto students
SV Smoke bomb explodes
SV Riot police chasing students
SV Student arrested & into waggon (2 shots)
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Background: Right-wing students opposed to the Marxist regime of Chile's President Salvador Allende have been fighting a series of running battles in the streets of Santiago with police and Allende supporters.
During a clash on Wednesday (6 September) one of the demonstrators, 18-year-old Mario Aviles Oyarce, died after being hit on the head by a stick.
Police said the youth was a member of the neo-fascist Fatherland and Liberty Movement (Movement Patria Y Libertad), and that there was no evidence as to who dealt the fatal blow. Fellow student demonstrators however were in no doubt that it was a police truncheon which felled Oyarce. The incident served to inflame still further the anti-Allende feeling in their ranks.
During a two-hour speech at a massed rally of his supporters, President Allende called for a major effort to win a decisive victory in Chilean parliamentary elections next March. He said that such a victory by his left-wing coalition would allow the setting up of a single national assembly, or a combination of a chamber of deputies and a chamber of workers. "This is a workers' government - a government of the people," he added.