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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1975
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(Studio) Peru President Juan Velasco Alvarado led bloodless coup 6 years ago. His leftist government has extensive industry and agrarian reform program. Leftists pressure him to speed up; rightists want slow-down. Wednesday, army attacked striking police which led to rioting.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Lima, Peru) 18,000 police on strike 48 hrs. Cars and pro-government newspaper bldgs. burned. Destruction, fires and looting shown. Govt. blames seditious political leaders Newspapers link disorders with CIA. 40 windows of US embassy broken. Curfew set, state of emergency declared and const. rights suspended for 30 days.
REPORTER: Frank Manitzas

Cronkite, Walter;
Manitzas, Frank

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