PERU: Scuffle in the Plaza

After six months of peaceful revolution, Peru had a touch of violence last week. When it was over, the "New Deal" for which Peru voted last June was more strongly entrenched than ever.

The scrimmage pitted the well-marshaled leftists of Apra (the People's Party, and Peru's largest) against Communists, fascists and students who tried to demonstrate in Lima's Plaza Universitaria against the Government's new press law. Outnumbering the hardy demonstrators by 20,000 to 200, the Apristas waved white handkerchiefs, drowned out the anti-Government orators by clapping in rhythmic unison (two short, one...