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Students vs. Troops / Mexico #198169

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 03, 1968
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(Studio) Army officers order evacuation and search of low-rent housing complex which was scene of bloody battling between police and students last night. 27 killed; 100 hurt and several 100 arrested. Olympic representatives say games will open as scheduled October 12. Violence begins when police and troops move in on anti-government rally.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mexico City, Mexico) Troops and police impose artificial calm. Troops say students shot 1st in low rent district but it looked to reporters like troops went in shooting. Possible snipers shot at troops. Demonstrators run. 1 Mexican ofr. broke CBS news cameraman's sound camera with rifle and later pointed it at him, sound technician, and Bert Quint when they continued filming. Another CBS cameraman had to hide film and return for it later. 1,000s terrified families in apt. complex. Govt. determined to stifle criticism. Student cause surely more popular now.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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