COMMUNIST-DOMINATED RALLY AT SANTA ANA PLAZA

Created: 1/18/1964

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I. THE RALLY AT SANTA ANA PLAZA ON ANUARYAS

COMPLETELY DOMINATED BY THEO DEL PUEBLO (POP PEOPLES PARTY -

COMMUNIST) AND WAS ATTENDEDROWD ESTIMATED AT APPROXIMATELY THREE

THOUSAND PEOPLE. AGITATORS WERE WELL SPRINKLED THROUGHOUT

THE GATHERING TO INCITE THE PEOPLE TO APPLAUSE AND TO

CHANTING. SLOGANS. SPEAKERS INCLUDED CESAR CARRASOUILLA,

BOLIVAR CERRUO, HUMBERTO HARRIS, CEFERINO TORRES, SERGIO OTERO,

RUBEN REYNA, ADOLFO AHUMADA, ELIGIO SALAS, AND VICTOR AVILA.

IN ADO IT ION TO ATTACKS ON THE UNITED STATES AND DEMANDS

FOR CANAL ZONE SOVEREIGNTY, THE SPEAKERS MADE VEILED THREATS

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ANY RETREAT BY PRESIDENT CHIARl AND AGAINST FURTHER REPRESSION, SUCH AS THE ARREST ONANUARY OF FELIX DIXONNDRES GALVAN OF COLON. AFTER MEETING, CROWD MARCHED TO PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AND WERE JOINEO EN ROUTE BY APPROXIMATELY TWO THOUSAND ADDITIONAL PERSONS. THE PURPOSE, AS STATED BY AVI LA WAS TO TELL THE PRESIDENT THAT HE WILL HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE FOR AS LONG AS HE HOLDS TO HIS PRESENT POSITION. AT THE PALACE, PRESIDENT CHIARl ASSURED THE CROWD THAT HE WILL STAND FAST,

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IGNIFICANT STATEMENT /MADE DURING ADDRESS BY, SALAS, WHO SAID THAT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE DECIDED TO GO OUT ON THE STREETS TO ORGANIZE THE PEOPLE TO TEACH THEM HOW TO FIGHT IN THIS STRUGGLE, "THE LAST DEFINITE ONE.'

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