823.00 Revolutions/7: Telegram

The Chargé in Peru ( Mayer ) to the Secretary of State

148. President resigned at 4 this morning. Military junta in control headed by General Ochsen former Chief of Staff. Colonel Sanchez Cerro in Arequipa apparently is being asked to join junta. Lima quiet but rumors of impending student demonstration this morning.

Reliably reported that President Leguia, family and military suite, left on cruiser Almirante Grau early this morning.

Repeated to Santiago, La Paz, Quito.