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Students vs. Troops / Mexico / Americans #311

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 03, 1968
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(Studio) 27 reported killed in last night's violence between troops and students. Troops appeared at end of student protest meeting and soldiers blazed away at students. ABC cameraman, Ralph Mayer, was in apt. overlooking square.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Mexico City, Mexico) Photos of Mexico City violence shown. Roger Mudd narrates. Troops drop tear gas on students and shoot at them at point-blank range. Troops open fire on apt. building where ABC crew working.
REPORTER: Ralph Mayer

(Studio) Troops confiscated Mayer's camera and much of his film. Most of fighting in Plaza of 3 Cultures. All apts. ordered evacuated. Olympic games set to start October 12. Mexican government promises security for games. ABC reporter arrested last night and beaten by Mexican police. Called American Embassy later and was released. Mexican Defense Secretary says Army action necessary to block illegal march by students.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Mayer, Ralph;
Reynolds, Frank;
Mudd, Roger

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