Cabled to the New York offices of THE LITERARY DIGEST from Santiago, Chile came this report that on May 7, 1933 the broad-belted boulevards of that South American capitol were filled with 15,000 Chilean fascists, cheered on by a crowed that was estimated at a number higher than 400,000; a throng composed almost entirely of citizens who had all come to see the first parade of the Nacional Milicia Republicana:
"Along the lines of the march there were many demonstrations for the Fascists, and a few against them. Women tossed flowers from flag-bedecked windows. Domingo Duran, Minister of Education and Justice, a regimental commander of the militia, received almost continual applause."
"A squadron of Fascist planes flew overhead as the units, unarmed, and marching to airs played by two dozen bands and fife corps, moved through the spacious Boulevard Alamada, past the Presidential Palace to the Plaza des Aramas."
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