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PERU/STARTED ONULYUT ISARTIAL SUCCESS. THE WHITE COLLAR WORKERS, THE PEASANTS, AND ONE OF THE OIL WORKERS FEDERATIONS ARE STRIKING, AS ARE THE SUGAR WORKERS, SOME DEPARTMENTAL FEDERATIONS, AND LOCAL UNIONS IN THE NORTH. THE MILITARY JUNTA ANNOUNCED THAT NINETY TWO LABOR ORGANIZATIONS HAVE REJECTED THE STRIKE WHILE SAYING THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD RESPECT THE FREEDOM OF LABOR IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. IT APPEARS THAT MANY CTP AFFILIATES, AND PRACTICALLY ALL OF THE UNIONS NOT AFFILIATED, HAVE REFUSED TO STRIKE. IN THE LIMA AREA THE BANK CLERKS, PRINTERS, SHOEMAKERS, BAKERS, TRUCK DRIVERS, MOST BUS DRIVERS AND TAXI DRIVERS, THE TELEPHONE WORKERS, SOME OF THE ELECTRIC POWER

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and construction workers, ANO many other minor unions ARC not striking as well as the lima ano callao provincial federations which are communist controlled. in arequipa about twenty PEP centST1 mated on STPikE while in cuzco no strike movement is reported. the situation in lima appears normal the morning ofuly. (SOURCE press. )

2* radio nacional, the government radio station, broadcast verbatim MESSAGES of union groups opposing the strike throughoutuly. MESSAGES from communist led unions were prominent. the communists took advantage of this to press their lineeorganization of THE CTP. el comercio echoed this line ano attacked the ctp leadership ON ITS front page onuly. (source radio nacional and press.)

3. one thousand women dressed IN blackilent march IN the CENTER of lima ONuly to protest the military coup. they we

BY MEN WHO ATTACKED VEHICLES WITH STONES. THE POLICEND DISPERSED THE DEMONSTRATORS ENERGETICALLY WITH TEAR GAS,MOSES, AND CLUBS. THE REST OF PERU WAS QUIET ONULY. (SOUR

1*. THE THIRTY FOUR ACCION POPULAR CONGRESSMEN WHO WERE EXPElJ THEIR PARTY BECAUSE THEY IGNORED PARTY ORDERS ANO WERE SWORN IN

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>>. THE NEW CONGRESS PLANS TO MEET IN SECRET ONULY TO INSTALL JULIO OE LA PIEDRA AS PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS ANO TO HEAR THE TEXT OF THE OFFICIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS PREPARED BY THE NATIONAL ELECTION BOARD. TWf CONGRESS WILL EVENTUALLY ELECT GENERAL MANUEL CORIA AS PRESIDENT. (SOURCE PRESS.)

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