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The World : U.S. Envoy Reported Held

September 14, 1987

An American diplomat in Panama was reportedly detained by police while observing an anti-government rally in which one protester was killed and five were wounded, rally organizers and the U.S. Embassy said. Information was being sought on the detention and whereabouts of David Miller, an embassy economic adviser who was watching the demonstration, embassy spokeswoman Cynthia Farrell said. The demonstration in San Miguelito, a suburb of Panama City, was broken up by about 15 men in civilian dress who fired into the crowd with handguns and shotguns, according to organizers, witnesses and a U.S. Embassy official who declined to be named.

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