REPORT ON STRIKES THROUGHOUT CHILE; LEGAL EFFORTS TO END STRIKE; EFFORTS TO SPR

Created: 10/18/1972

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CTOBER THE CITY OF'SANTIAGO IS CUIET VITH NO UNTOWARD DEVELOPMENTS, THERE WERE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TOEMONSTRATION DURING MIDDAY BUT THESE VERE DISPERSED BY CARABINEROS (NATIONALHO USED VERY LIBERAL QUANTITIES OF TEARN ADDITION TO THE ARMY SOLDIERS VHO WERE USED TO PROTECT BANKS IN THE DOWNTOWN SECTOR AND THOSE IN JEEPS PATROLLING THE CITY STREETS, THREE, THREE-QUARTER TON ARMY TRUCKS, FILLED WITH ARKEO PERSONNEL, VERE SIGHTED PARKED NEAR- CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY, JJJJJJ COMMENT 1 THE FEDERATION OF CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY STUDENTSHOUR STRIKE ON CTOBER.) EXCEPT FOR FOOD

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STORES, RESTAURANTS, PHARMACIESOTHER STORES SELLING PRIME NECESSITYHE MAJORITY OF BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS WERE

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III THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE! COUNTRY IS QUITE EXTENSIVE0 CAMPESINOS. THE CAMPESINOS ARE TAXING OVER THEWORK, BUTOCTOBER* THEREEEN

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; 3. THE STRIKE BY THE COOPERATIVE FARM WORKERS AND OTHER CAMPESINOS EXTENDED TOROVINCES AS OFCTOBER. ADDITIONALLY, THE UNION OF AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYERS AGREED ONCTOBER THAT IT WOULD JOIN THE :OTHER STRIKTHG" RURAL WORRErTS. FINALLY, rflM

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IN REGARD TO THE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN INITIATED BY THE GOVERNMENT AGAINST THE LEADERS OF-THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THERE AREI PERSONNEL STANDING BY FOR ORDERS FROM THE JUDICIARY IN '/ ORDER TO PROCEED WITH THE ARRESTS. THE EFFORTS TO ARREST THE BUSINESS LEADERS COULD TAKE PLACE LATE IN THE DAY OF CTOBER R OHCTOBER. THE DI IS HOT COORDINATING ITS ARREST PLANS WITH GENERAL HECTOR BRAVO, COMMANDER OF"THE SANTIAGO EMERGENCY ZONE. AS FAR AS THE DI IS CONCERNED, IT IS RECEIVING ITS ORDERS FROM THE INTERIOR MINISTER.

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5. DURING THE PASTOURS THERE HAVEASH OF ANONYMOUS PHONE CALLS TO THE DI OURING WHICH ADDRESSES WERE GIVEN OF ALLEGED ARMS CACHES. IN ALMOST ALL INSTANCES, THE ADDRESSES WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF UPPER CLASS SECTIONS OF SANTIAGO. THE DI INVESTIGATED THE FIRST FEW SUCH TELEPHONE CALLS BUT NOTHING WAS FOUND. THE DI HAS SINCE STOPPED FOU.CVZM UP SUCH LEADS.

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