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Chile / Civil Unrest #87734

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 1984
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(Studio) Santiago Archbishop Juan Francisco Fresno reported attacking state of siege imposed by military government and calling for national fast in open challenge to government's attempt to silence church.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Santiago, Chile) Reaction of pro-government agitators to Fresno's condemnation of junta's state of siege, imposed recently by dictator Augusto Pinochet, described, shown; mass arrests and suspension of all civil liberties outlined. Archbishop's criticism of government said read by priests in every Chilean parish to circumvent government's blackout of his radio sermons. Fresno quoted. [PEOPLE - argue church's role.]
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

(Studio) Pope John Paul II's remarks on events in Chile quoted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Wooten, Jim
Duration:
00:02:50

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