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Campus Unrest / Mexico #1854

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1968
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(Studio) 1,000 police and troops in Mexico City guard against rebellious students. 16 killed and 35 hurt in violence. Snipers fire at police. Disorders continue after police take over National Polytechnic Institute. Weapons used cited. Students complain of police brutality and demand greater voice in campus affairs. 5 days ago, troops chase students out of National University
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Mexico City, Mexico) Shocked academic community for troops to take over University. Government worries over effect of disturbance on Olympic Games. Olympic stadium on University grounds. Students not well organization and afraid of soldiers.

{Note: Audio and video problems from tape damage.}

Gale, Kenneth.;
Reynolds, Frank

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