823.00 Revolutions/257: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru ( Dearing ) to the Acting Secretary of State

282. My 280, July 2, noon.28 Manifestants gathered at Callao this afternoon to meet Sanchez Cerro, clashed with heavy police and cavalry patrols endeavoring to disperse them, and several persons were killed and many wounded. Government is permitting no communication with Callao and will not permit Sanchez Cerro to land until midnight, when it is rumored it will endeavor to spirit him quietly away under cover of darkness. In Lima mobs are milling around in Plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Armas which police are endeavoring to break up, so far without casualties. Press censorship is absolute. Outlook is for serious trouble tonight or tomorrow. Last minute report is that dynamite bombs are being thrown and many killed.

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