ACTIVITIES IN COLON RESULTING FROM THE 9 JANUARY BORDER CLASHES

Created: 1/18/1964

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MEK3ER OF THE VANGUARD OF NATIONAL ACTION (VAN, RADICAL

PRO CUBAN REVOLUTIONARYHEN THE COMBINED GROUPS REACHED THE

POST OFFICE, GALVAN BEGAN TO AGITATE FOR VIOLENCE IN AN INFLAMMATORY

SPEECH. THE MAYOR AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

ATTEMPTED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO CALM THE CROWD, BUT THESE

EFFORTS WERE TOO LATE TO BE EFFECTIVE. GALVAN AND HIS FOLLOWERS

TOOK CONTROL OF THE DEMONSTRATION, BEGAN BURNING CARS, AND

SACKED ANO BURNEO THE YMCA BUILDING.

3. PRIOR TO JOINING THE MARCH TO THE ZONE, GALVAN,ARTINEZ, INCOCENCIO GARIBALDI, JACK WHITE, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE UNION OF MIXED WORKERS (USTOM) PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS CARRYING THE PANAMANIAN FLAG. THEY STOPPED AT THE POWER ANO LIGHT COMPANY AND BRAN IFF AIRLINES WHERE THEY BROKE THE WINDOWS OF BOTH OFFICES.

U. AT THE SAMEHIRD GROUP, WHICH INCLUDED VIRGILIO SCHUVERER, EDUARDO BORDON, ROLANDO STERLING, AND ROBINSON (FNU) WERE PREPARING MOLOTOV COCKTAILS TO USE AGAINST. FORCES. ANOTHER GROUP, WHICH INCLUDED VICTOR PEREZ, EDUARDO PEREZ, OIONISIO GONDOLA, LOPE NIETO, GARCILASO DE LA ROSA, JOSE MARIAAND HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENTS, MARCHED INTO THE CANAL ZONEANAMANIAN FLAG. LATER THEY WERE JOINED BY DR. GUILLERMO ROLLA AND GARIBALDI AWYER.I

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among the persons observed sniping. troops

the disturbances were marcoictor perez, eduardo perez,

de la rosa, nieto, earl macleodhe nunez

and four unidentified persons, usingal rifles andndaliber pistols. perezhe municipal councilman, subsequently bragged that he had brought. soldier with his revolver. marco lee was also credited with""having done . he same thing. .

6. it was readily apparent that all groups involved acted independently. everyone involved 8EHAVED as he personally saw fit. even when the violence subsided, there was no apparent organizational effort for future action^"

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