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    LA PAZ, BOLIVIA

    Thousand of students marched through the Bolivian capital of La Paz on March 15, demonstrating for the return of their reduced fare passes on transport in the city.

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    1. GVs Thousands of students, some with placards, march through streets, shouting. (2 SHOTS) 0.42
    2. GVs Police stand guard in streets, with batons and support vans. (2 SHOTS) 0.56
    3. GV PAN Police water cannon sprays students with water. (2 SHOTS) 1.25
    4. GVS Small group of riders get on motorbikes and ride off, as hundreds of others run down street. (3 SHOTS) 1.39
    5. GVs Police throw tear gas bombs at crowds. (2 SHOTS) 1.53
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    Background: LA PAZ, BOLIVIA

    Thousand of students marched through the Bolivian capital of La Paz on March 15, demonstrating for the return of their reduced fare passes on transport in the city. Transport spokesmen have said that costs are too high for them to accept student fares. The students marched through the city centre waving banners and shouting slogans. Armed police advanced to meet them with batons, and officers on motorcycles threw tear gas to disperse the protesters. Water cannon were also used against the students. The police force in Bolivia went on strike for more pay on March 5. They ended their action after a night of violence and looting in La Paz, during which two people were killed and injured. The demonstrations came as the Bolivian government announced sharp rises in food prices - but raised the minimum wage by 46 per cent to compensate. Bread went up by 20 per cent, meat by 30 per cent and milk by 14 per cent. The measures were aimed at reviving the country's ailing economy.

    Source: REUTERS - DANIEL BAUER

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJDHEKTSHT2HQRHVGL2CRR82E
    Media URN:
    VLVAJDHEKTSHT2HQRHVGL2CRR82E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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