GEN CARLOS PRATS, MINISTER OF INTERIOR ON MONITORING MIR

Created: 1/22/1973

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1. GENERAL CARLOS PRATS, CHILEAN MINISTER OF INTERIOR, HAS INSTRUCTED THE DEPARTMENT OF INVESTIGATIONS (DI. CHILEAN CIVIL POLICE) ir MAINTAIN PERMANENT SURVEILLANCE OVER1 INATEDEMBERS OF THE MOVEMENT Or THE REVOLUTIONARY LEFT

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CtlrJ). THIS MEASURE HAS INITIATED FOLLOWING REPORTS WHICH HAVE REACHED TrE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR REGARDING MIR PLANS TO DISRUPT THE 4ARCH 3 CONGRESSIONAL ELECT IONS. COMMENT IEI-CAMPMEKTSED ABOVE PROJABLY REFER TO THE SLUMIN URBAN AREAS, SOME OF WHICH ARE CONTROLLED BY THE MIR.) DI PER SORREL HAVE ALSO SEEK INSTRUCTED TO PENETRATE MIR GROUPS TO LEARN MORE OF THEIR PLANS AND PROPAGANDA ACTIVITIES.

2. THUS FAR. THE DI HAS LEARNED THAT. THE MIR PLANS TO OCCUPY SEVERAL INDUSTRIAL ESTA3LISKMENTS ILLEGALLY DURING THE CAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE ELECTIONSARCH AND TO IfllTIATE VIOLENT CLASHES WITH OPPOSITION CAMPAIGN TEAMS IN AN TTEMPT TO INTIMIDATE VOTERS, PARTICULARLY THE FEMALE VOTERSHEM AWAY FROM THE POLES OR ELECTION DAY. REPORTEDLY, THE OBJECTIVE OF THE MIR IS TOENSE OF CONFUSION ASO UNCERTAINTY OVER THE ELECTIONS. m9 COMMENT I

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