• Short Summary

    ARMED INDONESIAN TROOPS RINGED THE UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), WHILE THREE THOUSAND STUDENTS STAGED A PROTEST MEETING AGAINST PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S DECISION TO CLOSE DOWN THE UNIVERSITY.

  • Description

    ARMED INDONESIAN TROOPS RINGED THE UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), WHILE THREE THOUSAND STUDENTS STAGED A PROTEST MEETING AGAINST PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S DECISION TO CLOSE DOWN THE UNIVERSITY.

    THE CLOSURE OF THE UNIVERSITY FOLLOWS DAILY DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE POWERFUL STUDENTS ACTION COMMAND (KAMI) AGAINST PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S RECENT CABINET RESHUFFLE IN WHICH GENERAL ABDUL HARIS NASUTION WAS DISMISSED FROM ALL HIS POSTS. THE PRESIDENT HAS OUTLAWED KAMI AND ORDERED A GARRISON TO TAKE OVER THE UNIVERSITY BUILDING.

    THE STUDENTS, WHO TURNED OUT FOR THE MEETING, WERE CHECKED AT THE GATE BY STUDENT LEADERS BEFORE BEING ADMITTED INTO THE CAMPUS.

    AT THE MEETING, WHERE STUDENTS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BRANDISHED BAMBOO SPEARS, A STUDENTS REGIMENT WAS ESTABLISHED. IT HAS BEEN NAMED THE 'HAKIM REGIMENT' AFTER A FELLOW STUDENT, ARIFIN RAHMAN HAKIM, WHO WAS 24, WAS KILLED IN A DEMONSTRATION LAST WEEK AT THE PRESIDENT'S PALACE.

    MRS. HAKIMAH, MOTHER OF THE LATE ARIFIN HAKIM, INAUGURATED THE HAKIM REGIMENT IN A SIMPLE CEREMONY. HER SPEECH BROUGHT TEARS CASCADING DOWN THE CHEEKS OF MANY GIRLS PRESENT.

    THE MAIN TASK OF THE REGIMENT IS TO MOBILISE ALL STUDENTS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN IN JAKARTA TO STEP UP THE STRUGGLE FOR THE FULFILMENT OF THEIR DEMANDS. THE DEMANDS ARE THE BANKING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY (P.K.I.); CHANGES IN THE PRESENT CABINET AND LOWERING OF COMMODITY PRICES.

    FORTY-TWO UNIVERSITIES AND ACADEMIES IN DJAKARTA HAVE EXPRESSED WILLINGNESS TO JOIN THE HAKIM REGIMENT WHICH COMPRISES SEVEN BATTALIONS NAMED AFTER THE GENERALS KILLED IN THE COMMUNIST-INSPIRED ABORTIVE OCTOBER ONE COUP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA14IOI4ZCWLBKAA0WEPCACNUE3
    Media URN:
    VLVA14IOI4ZCWLBKAA0WEPCACNUE3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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