Argentina's military government banned a giant rally planned for Buenos Aires' airport to welcome former President, Juan Peron.
GV Traffic down street
SV People reading posters
SV People reading posters
GV EXTERIOR..of building and posters (3 shots)
GV EXTERIOR.of Grand Hotel
SV Aircraft on tarmac
SV People cheering
GV People boarding aircraft and cheering
Initials ES.1720 ES. 1735
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Argentina's military government banned a giant rally planned for Buenos Aires' airport to welcome former President, Juan Peron.
Tens of thousands of faithful Peronists were preparing to give him a hero's welcome on Friday (17 November) when he is due to arrive home after 17 years away.
Before the government ban on the rally at Ezeiza Airport, Peronist leaders had claimed they were going to marshall about a million supporters to meet him. If the military prevents a big gathering there, many thousands are expected to turn ut in the streets, squares and on the road from the airport to Buenos Aires, 25 miles (40 km) away.
About one hundred and thirty leading Peronists went by air to Rome in a chartered airliner to pick up Senor Peron and accompany him home.
Four thousand troops have been assigned to patrol within a six mile radius (10 km) of the airport. The airport itself has been placed ??? under Air Force control and Air Force jets will escort Senor Peron's plane from when it enters Argentinean airspace.
The Justicialist Party has nominated Juan Peron candidate for President in the elections next March. But last July the Government insisted that candidates must reside in Argentina continually between August 25 and election day. This alone would seem to rule Senor Peron out. Government sources in Argentina are also reported to have said that Senor Peron would spend only a few days in Argentina before returning to his house in Spain where he has spent 12 of his years in exile.
SYNOPSIS: Supporters of former Argentinean President, Senor Juan Peron, are planning a massive welcome for Friday despite a government ban on a big airport rally. Posters have gone up throughout Buenos Aires and tens of thousands os supporters are expected to come into the streets for the arrival. The military government banned a planned rally at Ezeiza Airport after Peronist leaders claimed they would assemble about a million supporters for the arrival. Four thousand troops have been assigned to patrol within a six mile radius of the airport.
The headquarters of the Justicialist Party which has nominated Senor Peron for President in the coming elections. But, under regulations introduced last July, Senor Peron would not be allowed to stand.
About one hundred and thirty leading Peronists chartered an airliner to fly to Rome to pick up Senor Peron. It will be the first time the former president has been home in seventeen years.
To forestall the threat of a general strike, the Argentinean Government declared Friday a national holiday.