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Campus Unrest / Mexico #199793

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1968
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(Studio) 15 killed in street fighting in Mexico. Police and troops move in on students who retreat to campus in N.W. point of city after retreating from U. Mexico.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mexico City, Mexico) Students of National Polytechnic Institution fight police. Battle continued since police broke up minor disturbance with unnecessary force in July. Riot police and secret agents call for Army help. They search campus; find labs where Molotov cocktails made and men in building who claim to be cafeteria workers. Snipers shoot at police from apt.house Some arrested.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert
Duration:
00:02:30

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