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Thatcher Unfazed by Protests

Herkimer Evening Telegram

Posted December 10, 1999
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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was unfazed by the presence of protesters as she told an audience in upstate New York she "was not aware of any atrocities" committed by former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Thatcher made the comments during a guest lecture appearance at Hamilton College Thursday night. The event drew about 4,000 people, among them several peace advocacy groups from the region as well as a dozen protesters who held signs that read "Pinochet is guilty" and stood in silent protest for most of the hour-long speech... Before she took the stage at the college's field house, Thatcher spent about an hour with Hamilton College students in a much smaller question-and-answer session.

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