(DELETED) A MEETING OF ARMY GENERALS WAS HELD (DELETED) MAY 1973 TO DISCUSS THE

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O DISCUSS THE SERIES OF DISORDERS WHICH WERE OCCURRING C> SANTIAGO. THE GENERALS AGREEDTATE OF EMERGENCY SHOULD BE DECLARED SO THAT ORDER COULD BE RESTORED. ADDITIONALLY, THE

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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (SIM) LEARNED OF PLANS BYPARTY (PS) TO USE VIOLENCE TO DISRUPT ABY THE RESIDENTS OF FOUR SANTIAGO SUBURBSPRICE AND SUPPLY JUNTAS (JAPS)AY. THUS,TATE OF EMERGENCY SHOULD BE

SO THAT THE DEMONSTRATION WOULD BE CANCELLED AND THE

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POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER VIOLENT CONFRONTATION

COMMENT: IN THE LATE AFTERNOONAY, UNIDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOT ANDEMBER OF THE EXTREME RIGHT-WING MOVEMENT,IBERTAD AND WOUNDED SEVERAL OTHERS. ONPRIL AN UNIDENTIFIED ASSAILANT SHOT ANDEMBER OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHILE (PCCH) IN FRONT OF THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDC)RO-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATION. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THESE INCIDENTS WERE AT LEAST PARTIALLY THE REASON FORAY MEETING OF ARMY GENERALS.)

2. PRESIDENT SALVADOR ALLENDE WAS RELUCTANT TO ACCEDE TO THE WISHES OF THE ARMYTATE OF EMERGENCY.. GOVERNMENT HAD HEARD THAT SEVERAL MILITARY UNITS HAD MOBILIZED THEIR FORCES NITHOUT ANY PRE-ARRANGED PLAN AND THE MILITARY IN ANTOFAGASTA HAD BEEN PLACED ON

alert status.esult of this information, thethe ps and pcch self-defense units inand they immediately moved into key positions in it has this mobilization which

led to the confrontation kith, and subsequent shooting of, memberspc0mment:nformation to confirm the allfoed mobilization of some military units or the placement of the military in antofagasta on alert status. thl speculation that ps and pcch self-defense units were responsible for the attacks interesting in view of the public denials by the movement of the revolutionary left (mir) that it was involved in the incident.)

he ps and pcch were opposed alsoeclarationtate of emergency, since they wanted to keep their groups in the streets in order to give" an impression of strength; however, despite his reluctance and the ps and pcch opposition, allendf. eventually agreed to the action recommended by the

MILITARY.ESTr

THAT THE GOVERNMENT

DID NOT WANT TOTATE OF EMERGENCY ONUY BECAUSE

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