June 14, 1969 Page 17.
[Hsinhua was the Chinese news service under Mao Zedong.]
Peking, May 24 (Hsinhua)--The struggle of students in some Latin
American countries against fascist suppression by the reactionary
authorities and against the decadent educational system is continuing to
surge forward. It has won the warm support of the working class.
The recent killing of a number of students by the reactionary pro U.S.
government in Argentina has evoked great indignation among the students
and labouring people of the country. In defiance of suppression by the
reactionary authorities, University and middle school students in the
capital Buenos Aires and many other cities continued to hold
demonstrations on May 22. In La Plata City, the demonstrating students
shouted: 'Ongania, assain!' They distributed leaflets and erected street
barricades to resist police suppression. In Cordoba City, students of
two private schools announced the occupation of the school buildings. In
Mendoza City, 2,000 University students held a demonstration to demand
the resignation of the Minister of the Interior for his direct
responsibility in the killing of students. In Rosario City, several
hundred students continued to demonstrate on May 22. Many trade union
organizations in Rosario and Santa Fe declared a 24-hour general strike
on May 23 to protest against the government atrocity and to support the
just struggle of the students.
Students in various parts of Venezuela continued to hold demonstrations
against persecution in the past few days. In defiance of the police
suppression, 1,000 students in Marcaibo took to the streets on May 22.
They erected barricades and fought back at the reactionary police with
stones. The demonstrators attacked the "home of Americas" which houses
many offices attached to the U.S. embassy. Student struggle also broke
out in the cities of Cabimas, Merida, San Antonio and Guanare. 1,000
students in Valencia recently stage a march on the capital, Caracas, to
protest against the reactionary authorities' suppression of the
In Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, several groups of students took to
the streets on May 21, to hold demonstrations in support of the
Argentine students' struggle against persecution. The demonstrators
shouted "Ongania, assassin!", and other slogans to protest against the
killing of students by the reactionary Ongania government. The
demonstrators also expressed support for the just struggle of the
striking meat-packing workers in Uruguay.
More than 8,000 university and middle school students in Concepcion,
Chile, began a strike for an indefinite period on May 22. They demanded
government acquittal of 19 workers of the "Saba" factory who had been
unjustifiable charged with incendiarism and protested against the
arrest of demonstrating students. On May 20, thousands of workers and
students held a demonstration and fought for several hours with the
police sent to suppress them. In Santiago, the Chilean capital, groups
of workers and students held successive demonstrations. They shouted
slogans calling for unity between the workers and students and (demanded
the acquittal of the 19 arrested workers.
In Rio de Janerio, Brazil, several hundred students of the Federal
University went on strike for an indefinite period to protest against
the reactionary educational system and the unjustifiable dismissal of
more than 60 professors by the pro-US. dictatorship.
In Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, students of the vocational
technical institute, following their strike on May 19, held a street
demonstration on May 21 in strong protest against the killing of a
student by the reactionary police during the "visit" of Rockefeller.
"Special envoy" of the chieftain of U.S. imperialism, Nixon. The students
demanded that the assassin be severely punished.
In Guayaquil, biggest city in Equador, students and stalking workers
occupied the building of the University of Guayaquil in protest against the
reactionary educational system. The students and workers held a
demonstration to protest against the reactionary measures of the
government and demanded the resignation of the Minister of the Interior
and the President of the University of Guyaquil. The demonstrators
shouted: "down with U.S. imperialism!" and "Universities belong to the
people!" They attacked the U.S. Consulate with stones and incendiary
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