SITREP AS OF 1000 HOURS LOCAL TIME 19 JULY 1962

Created: 7/19/1962

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GENERAL RICARDO PERE2 GODOY, CHIEF Of THE MILITARY JUHTA, AND JULIO VARGAS PRADA, SECRETARY GENERAL Of THE JUNTA, APPEAREDATION WIDE RADIO AND LIMA TELEVISION PROGRAM THE EVENING Of O EXPLAIN THE REASONS FOR THE COUP AND THEIR FUTURE PLANS. THEY SAID THAT THE MILITARY HAD ASSUMED POWER TO PRESERVE PERUVIAN DEMOCRACY, THREATENED BY ELECTORAL FRAUD. THEY ANNULLED THE ELECTIONS AND DISSOLVED THE NATIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL ELECTORAL BOARDS- THEY SET THE SECOND SUNDAY INOR NEW ELECTIONS,EW VOTIN3 REGISTER AND SAID NO JUNTA MEMBER WOULDANDIDATE. THEY BID FOR HELP FROM THE ALLIANCE FOR PUGGREES. PEREZ AND THE THREE ARMED FORCES

KXKISTERSHEDIUM Of THE JUNTA.

CCION POPUUR^/ruis EXPELLED FIVE SENATORS AND TWENTY EIC.HT PARTY CONGRESSMEN WHO DEFIED PARTY ORDERS AND WERE SWORN IN AT CONGRESS ON

JULY. AP SUPPORTS THE JUNTA AND HAS CALLED FOR SEVERE PUNISHMENT

Of THOSE CUILTY OF ELECTORAL FRAUDS AP LEADERS ATTENDED THE JUNTAS

SWEARING IN CEREMONY. CONGRESS HAS BEEN CLOSED. APRISTA PARTY

OFFICES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AS UELL AS PREFECTURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN

OVER BY THE MILITARY. THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT HEADQUARTERS IN LIMA

HAS BEEN CLOSED. MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL BOARD, THE CHIEF

OF THE GUARDIA CIVIL, GENERAL HUMBERT0 QUEA, AND THE CHIEF OF THE

ASSAULT GUARD OF THE GUARDIA CIVIL, GENERAL HUMBERTO QUINONEZ, AS

WELL AS SOME NEWSPAPERMEN, ARE UNDER ARREST. LA CRONICA REPORTS THAT

/RESIDENT PRADO IS BEING HELD OS THE CRUISER CRAU. GUARANTEES ARE

SUSPENDED FOR THIRTY DAYS.

3. SMALL HOBS OF APRISTAS ATTACKED PROPERTY IN THE CENTER OF LIMA

SEVERAL TIKES ONULY AND POLICE USED CAS AND WATER HOSES TO

REPULSE THEM. POLICE FINALLY RESORTED TO FIREARMS WOUNDIN3 THREE.

THE PRESS FEDERATION HAS PROTESTED THE ARREST Of NEWSPAPERMEN AND THE

OCCUPATION OF LA TRI BUNA. SAN MARCOS STUDENTS HAVE CONE ON STRIKE

AGAINST THE WISHES Of STUDENT FEDERATION LEADERS. THERE ARE NO SIGNS

THAT APRISTA EFFORTS TOENERAL STRIKE ARE SUCCEEDING YET.

LA PRE NSA OPPOSES THE COUP WHILE EL COKERCIO AND EXPRESO APPROVE OF STATE ARMY KAdYMESSAGE

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