819.00/1206: Telegram

The Chargé in Panama ( Munro ) to the Secretary of State

95. One person was killed and eleven wounded in a riot which occurred in Santa Ana Plaza last night when Tenants’ League under the leadership of foreign and Panaman labor agitators attempted to hold a meeting in defiance of decree of the municipal authorities. Police fired on the mob after unsuccessful efforts to disperse the meeting by peaceful means and after shots had been fired by rioters. Order was soon restored.