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March 3, 1949
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25X1A9a ULM K AL INFOt CLASSIFICAT!GU Approved For Release 1999/09/ COUNTRY Chile SUBJECT Demonstration organized PLACE ACQUIRED NO. OF ENCLS. tuar>ED BELOW) DATE OF INF SUPPLEMENT TO 25.X1X6 REPORT NO. 1. Although the 5 February 2.949 edition of Las Noticias Graficas stated that more than 10,000 people had pa,rtiolpated in the parade organized by the Frente Nacional Denooratieo (FUD), it is reported that only some 400 Communists were present on the afternoon of 4 Febnmry for the parade. The Communists and others participat- ing in the demonstration were easily controlled by an estimated 100 Carabineros, who had been given orders to disperse any paraders. 2. The FND had attempted to organise a demonstration in honor of Communists recently released from the Pisaua prison camp. Ca the day the rally was to take place, Juan Bascunan, the administrator of the stadium where it was to be held,, advised the FND leaders could not permit the stadium to be used by Communists or Cosanmist sympathizers, It is reported that pressure had been brought to bear on Basounan by Santiago Commissioner Rafael Pacheco Sty, a member of the Bernardo Thames Aguila faction of the Socialist Party. Subsequently Pacheco Sty also re- fused permission for the proposed procession to proceed from the Estadio de Chile to the Plaza Italia. He did grant permission for the group to parade from a point outside of the stadium to Plaza Ercilla (Parque Cousino). In spite of the per- mission which he had granted, Pacheco Sty gave orders to the. Carabineros to disperse any paraders, 3. When the 400 FND adherents gathered on 4 February in front of the Estadio de Chile, the only speahfler was Cesar Godoy Urrutia, the Communist Party Parliamentary whip. The Carabineros permitted him to speak for only three minutes. The FID leaders than tried to organize the parade to the Plaza Ercilla, but they were allowed to proceed only as far as the Club Hipioo, where they were dispersed by the Carabineros This document is has-cby rc ru i to le,ter c. 13 f _.m .E. . Drector ci Cr. :i'?i ;c to :he Archivist of the United States. Approved For Release 1999/09/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002400300008-8 9 :.CIA-RDP82-00457R002400300008-8 #t i'A R__ FPORT NO. DATE DISTR. 3 "` 1349 NO. OF PAGES 1