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Then Came The Riots!"

Some Pictures Taken During The Panamanian Riots 1964

Military Police, First On The Scene !


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Life Cover

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Panama Riots, make the cover of LIFE Magizine.

Cover inscription reads:
PANAMA CITY AT CANAL ZONE BORDER RIOTERS HOIST FLAG ABOVE A FLAMING CAR
JANUARY 24 - 1964 - 25

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Staging Area

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Troops from the 10th Infantry assemble in the staging
area, at the rear of the Masonic Temple in Colon.

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549th Prepares

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Area of initial intrusion into the city of Cristobal, Canal Zone.
Elements from the 549th MP Co set up a first line of defense.

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Tear Gas Works

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The employment of tear gas holds the mob infuriated Panamanians at bay.

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Masonic Temple Fire

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The Canal Zone Fire Department, along with elements of the 10th Infantry,
work together in an attempt to extinguish a fire at the Masonic Temple.

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