REPORT THAT DOWNTOWN SANTIAGO APPEARS QUIET; ASSERTION THAT GEN CARLOS PRATS IL

Created: 10/16/1972

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I, OCTOBER, THE DOVNTOVN SECTION OF

SANTIAGO APPEARS TO BE OUIET, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE STILL GROUPS OF PEOPLE ON THE STREETS WHO APPEAR TO BE AGITATORS. EXCEPT FOR FOOD STORES, RESTAURANTS, PHARMACIES AND OTHER PRIME NECESSITY STORES, HOST OF THE COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN SANTIAGO WERE CLOSED THE AFTERNOON OF CTOBER. TWO ARMY TRUCKS WITHRMED SOLDIERS EACH WERE SEEN RIDING AROUND THE DOWNTOWN SECTOR OF SANTIAGO. BYSTANDERS, SOME OF WHOM CHEERED THE SOLDIERS, COMMENTED THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN USED IN THE STREETS FOR MANY YEARS.

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THAT IT HAD BEEN GENERAL CARLOS PRATS, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMY, WHO HAD ORDERED THE RADIO STATIONS OF CHILE TO TIE-IN THE NATIONAL RADIO HOOK-UP. ffbhhm MADE THIS COMMENT IN RESPOHSE TO THE ACCUSATIOH BY PN LEADERS THAT HE HAD ACTED ILLEGALLY IN FORCING THE RADIO STATIONS TO JOIN THE NATIONAL HOOK-UP THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.OLD THAT THIS ACT WAS DOUBLY ILLEGAL IN

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TO ORDER THE RADIO STATIONS THROUGHOUT CHILE TO TIE-IN TO THE NATIONAL RADIO HOOK-UP.

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IKE ASSCClAtICJ_QF.DOCTORS WILLUT OR STRIKE EFFECTIVECTOBER. THEY WILL MAINTAIN EMERGENCY SERVICE, BUT THE ASSOCIATION. INTENDS TO WARN THE GOVERIIKEHT THAT IFCTOR IS ARRESTEDESULT OF HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE STRIDE, THE DOCTORS VILL NOT PERFORM THE EMERGENCY SERVICES. THE SttiDZffl FEDERATION AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY HAS ACREED TO4 HOUR STRIKE. THE DATE OF THE STRIKET BEEN SET, BUI IT MAY TAKE PLACE ONCTOBER. THE FEDERATION OP SECONDARY STUDENTS OF CHILE CFESES) VOTED ONCTOBER TOENERAL STRIKE OSCTOBER. ALSO, THE FEDERATION OF BANK EMPLOYEES ARE TO DECLARE

0 CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IS CONTROLLED BY "GREM1ALISTAS" (PROFESSIONAL AND CRAFTUILDS). THES UNDER THE LEADET.SKIP 0F_ "

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