• Short Summary

    ACCORDING TO UNOFFICIAL REPORTS ABOUT 180 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED ON THURSDAY NIGHT DURING A DEMONSTRATION IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY HOSPITAL COMPOUND AT OJI, NORTHERN TOKYO, CAPITAL OF JAPAN.

  • Description

    ACCORDING TO UNOFFICIAL REPORTS ABOUT 180 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED ON THURSDAY NIGHT DURING A DEMONSTRATION IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY HOSPITAL COMPOUND AT OJI, NORTHERN TOKYO, CAPITAL OF JAPAN. A TOTAL OF 200 POLICEMEN, STUDENT AND BYSTANDERS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN INJURED IN TEN HOURS OF FIGHTING.

    THE HOSPITAL COMPOUND WILL BE USED SOON FOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN VIETNAM, AND HAS BEEN A FREQUENT TARGET OF ATTACK FOR VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS BY LEFT-WING STUDENTS. BUT THURSDAY'S INCIDENT WAS THE FIRST IN WHICH THE STUDENT HAD INVADED THE HOSPITAL AREA.

    THE BATTLE STARTED EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, WITH IMMEDIATE VIOLENCE. BUT MOST OF THE INJURIES WERE CAUSED - AND MOST OF THE ARRESTS MADE - IN THE DRAWN-OUT AFTERMATH TO THE DEMONSTRATION, LASTING UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS OPERATED IN SEVERAL UNITS. AT ONE STAGE 16 STUDENTS OCCUPIED A ROOM IN THE BUILDING AND HELD OUT FOR HALF-AN-HOUR. OFTEN STUDENTS MINGLED WITH ABOUT 3,000 BYSTANDERS, OR FLED BACK TO NEARBY LANES FOR NEW SUPPLIES OF STONES AND ROCKS.

    THERE WAS SOME DAMAGE TO WINDOW IN THE HOSPITAL, AND MANY OJI SHOPS CLOSED THEIR DOORS FOR THE NIGHT OF THE RIOT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1AWIGACIBXHLWYW85XX3IX1SU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AWIGACIBXHLWYW85XX3IX1SU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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