An estimated twelve thousand people, including Nicaraguan Welfare Minister Antonio Tafel, Peruvian politicians, trade unionists and students, marched through Lima on November 24.
GVs Demonstrators walking through Lime carrying banners. (4 SHOTS)
GV Demonstrator dressed as United States soldier rolling out oil drums symbolising dead opponents. Dolls dressed as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and US President Ronald Reagan. (2 SHOTS)
TV More demonstrators, some playing music and clapping.
GV Car draped with FSLN banner.
SVs Alfonso Barrantes, Mayor of Lima, with marchers. (4 SHOTS)
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Background: An estimated twelve thousand people, including Nicaraguan Welfare Minister Antonio Tafel, Peruvian politicians, trade unionists and students, marched through Lima on November 24. The demonstrators were protesting against United States intervention in Grenada and involvement in Central America. Some of the marchers dressed up as United States soldiers. Others carried dolls dressed as United States President Ronald Reagan, and British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Some marchers were anxious to show their support for the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua which has come under increasing pressure from the United States. A car along the route was draped with an FSLN (Sandinista National Liberation Front) banner. The march was led by the recently elected Marxist Mayor of Lima, Alfonso Barrantes.