REPORT ON WOMEN'S MARCH CONFRONTATION BETWEEN ANTI-GOV DEMONSTRATORS AND MOSTLY

Created: 12/1/1971

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HE MAREREil HATED AID CONTINUALLY SHOUTED ANTI-GOVERNHEIT SLOGANS, SUCH AS "LISTEN TO USE ARE

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CHILE YES, CUBATHERE IS NO HEAT, THERE IS NOTHING/

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AND "CHILEANAVE CHILE FROHHE MARCHERS CARRIED

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empty pot aid pais, which they struck,together continously. numerous banners were ii evidence criticizing the popular uutyovernment, cuba, food shortages, aid ii favorniversity plebiscite aid democratic processes. demonstrator's were made up:of all social groups'and ag!

3. the march began at the plaza italia and continued to avehida bernardo o'kiggens (the main thoroughfare in downtown santiago( with oily minor incidents. upon reackinq the main avenue, the marchers were blocked froh proceeding to the presidential palace, as had been planned,arricade of carabhero (national

police) buses which were strung across the avenue. - the buses separated ihe marchersroup ofembers of the movement of the revolutionary lefthich had been mobilized to confront the marchers. the majority of mirwere male, many of whom wore helmets and handkerchief masks. the mir members were armed with rocks and clubs. in aodition to the mir, another small group ok pro-government counter demonstrators had assembled on the opposite side of the marchers along avenue bernardo 0'higgens.

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4. AT APPROXIMATELY1wont:N MARCHERSBY THE MIR AND OTHER PRO-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATORSAND ACCORDING TO RADIO AGRICULTURA.

WOMEN WERE ATI ACKjp_jY_jllj_jtjHBERS AMD THE RAMONA PARRAHOCK FORCE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHILEHE RADIO ALSO REPORTED THAT SEVERAL WOMEN HAD BEEN INJURED.) AT THIS POINT THE CARABINEROS INTERVENED AND UTILIZED TEAR OAS TO DISSOLVE THE CONFRONTATION. THE WOMEN RETREATED AND REGROUPED SEVERAL BLOCKS

AWAY. WHERE THEY WERE INSTRUCTED BY MARCH LEADERS TO PROCEED TO

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CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY. EN ROUTE TO CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY, ' j

CONFRONTATION ENSUED BETWEEN THE MARCHERS AND PRO-GOVERNMENT ,

FORCES. THE CARABINEROS ONCE AGAIN USED TEAR GAS TO DISPERSE THE CROWD.- THIS EFFECTIVELY BROKE UP THE WOMEN'S MARCH. REMENANTS OF

THE DEMONSTRATION ATTEMPTED TO REACH THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE BY

OTHER ROUTES, BUT! WERE TURNED BACK BY CARABINEROS AT THE' PLAZA IN FRONT

OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. OTHER MARCHERS RETURNED TO THE STARTING

POINT OF THE DEMONSTRATION, WHERE THEY DISPERSED.

ADVANCE COPT TRANSMITTED TO: WHITE HOUSERMY NAVY AIR JCS NIC NSA OCI FBI.

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