REPORT ON EVENTS SURROUNDING TRUCK STRIKE AND ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL FOR C

Created: 10/12/1972

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jl. AT. ONctoberape recor&in3peech by leon i n, president OF thef truck owners, made at the santiago jail, WAS broadcast over the santiagoppo sitd 10 stations. TaTEO

he was remaining firm in his strike decision and calledhose confederation pembers vho still remain free from custody to be equally firm. he also called upon other unions, especially the'""

taxi drivers, to declare sympathy strikes, vilarin severely

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attacked the popular unity orH3 thatctions had provoked the truck owners* strike. vilarin called upon

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PRESIDENT SALVADOR ALLENDE TO TAKE THE NECESSARY STETC to RESOLVE TrE SIT!O THES.

of protest which the truck owners had su3o the dismissal of those ministers tfHO are directly responsible for the present

situation.

2. at . onctober the office of informationhe presidency (oir) broadcast over national radio hook-up the decree signed by general hector bravo, chief of the santiago

emercency zone, restrictin3 civil liberties. amd* the pointse decree were l a) prohib ition of public dew) nstratio ns ; b) varnin3 to the news media to refrain fromo tent _tious news3 ; c) prohibition1 st carrying weapons of any

KlNOl d) intention of pr0vidin3 adequate protection to public roads;

an) e) request for the under stas and support of santiago citizens

3. the representative of the oir then announced that theo supply juntas (japs) would be instructed toy business illegally closedesult of a strike the s of

for the MEaSIRES decreed by the chief of the emergency zo ne .

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THE TREASURER OF TME FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY STTJJEirrS^

OF CHILE (FECH) SPOKE OVER NATIONAL RADIO HOOK-UP AFTERBY THE 0IR REPRESENTATIVE. HE CALLED UPONIDE NTS OF THE FECH TO REPORT TO EATIHJS STREET INMORNIN3 OFCTOBER IN ORDER TO OPERATE THE TRUCKS WHICH lr-PCUfOED jfJjrtVjBJBRBTB

flJBJV COMMENT: IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE SELF-DEFENSE UNITS

THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHILE (PCCH)O THE SOCIALIST PARTY (PS) HAVE BEEN PUT ON ALERT STATUS, AS THEYfi THE ACUTE POLITICAL CRISIS OVER THE CHILEAN ^DEPENDENCE HOLIDAYS. IT APPEARS THAT THE LINES ARE BEIrfl SHARPLY DRAWN BETWEEN THE GO VER NME) THE PRIVATE ITH THE POSSIBILITY OF VIOLENCE OCClRRIrG THE MORNItG OFCTOBER IF THE JAPS ATTEMPT TO FORCE OPEN SANTIAGOO THE FECH STlDENTS BEGIN TO DRIVE THE IMPOUNDED TRUCKS. THE SITUATION AS IT HAS DEVELOPED IN THE PASTOIRS HAS UNDOUBTEDLY PUT PRESSIRE ON THE CHILEANO THE OUTBREAK OF VIOLENCE A SUCCESSFUL COMPERCIaL STRIKE WILL ADD TO THAT PRESSURE . reference Is dp C $WLWmlm^mWKEE*^ml mW

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