SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — University students today hurled rocks and insults at President Jose Napoleon Duarte, burned Uncle Sam in effigy and set fire to a U.S. flag in one of the nation's worst anti-American protests in years.
"Duarte, murderer!" shouted some 500 students of the National University. "Crucify him!" they chanted. Duarte was visiting the university to evaluate damage to the campus in last month's earthquakes, but the visit was cut short when the disturbances began. The protesters stoned Duarte's security cars, smashing the rear window of one. No injuries were reported.