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December 15, 2016
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March 6, 2003
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June 7, 1949
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COUNTRY Chile DATE DISTR. 7 June 1949 SUBJECT Government Instructions to Iewspapers on NO. OF PAGES 3. ";ntiago Riot INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. Approved For Release 2003/08/11 CaNrlutQQQ,~7~2p02800570006-7 CLASSIFICATION -, r~i ~1VV ~I ~l~A~L *46, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. 25X1A PLACE ACQUIRED 25X1 THIS DOCUNBNT CONTAINS INFORP.'ATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL D56PENGS OF TITS UPIITED STATES WITHiP TI( MEANING 07 TER ESPIOUGH A" 80 U. B. C. LI AND 92, AS AMCNDC~D. ITS TRANSMISSION OS THE @6YE?IATICII O- ITS CONTENTS IN ANT PIASNBR TO AM UMAUTFONaED PERSON 13 PROW VISITED HT TAW. REPRODUCTION OF THIS PORN IS PPOHI$ITS0. EST NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO CAA, 25X1 REPORT NO. * See below THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION 25X1 1. The Chilean government has ordered the newspapers to present the 5 June riot in Santiago as part of a plot to overthrow democratic Cover cents throughout America. The principal newspapers have complied with this order and have stressed this theme in reporting the incident. 25X1 2. the 5 June meeting* was a part of a plan of the Communist Party of Chile PCCh) to hold a series of flash meetix>gs, but the Co? tnists were completely unprepared for the events which occurred. They plan, however, to take full advantage of the incident and use it to intensify their agitation 25X1 for unification of the workers and the reconstruction of the old Confedora,cion de Trabajadores do Chile (CTCh). No further unrest is yet apparent. 25X1 Corn.. Although government statements accuse fascists as well as Corp. t nun ets, the meeting had been planned by the Comunist-doninated group of the CTCh. When permission to hold their meeting in the Santiago auditorium was denied the group at the last ninute, Coriraunist and Frente Nacional Donocratico (FI7D) leaders in the crowd organized a march to a nearby plaza where orators attacked the Gonzalez Vidola government. The crowd numbering approximately 3000 began insulting and throwing rocks at the Carabineros who had been sum oned to preserve order. In the ensuing panic and fights approximately 30 persons were injured and one soldier was killed. This document is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the Director of Central Intelligence to the Archivist of the United States.. Next Review Date: 2008 CONFIDENTIAL A,E X ARMY A AlQ SC FBI Approved For Release 2003/08/11: CIA-RDP82-00457R002800570006-7