• Short Summary

    STUDENTS STAGED IN A FIERCE DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE DJAKARTA, THE INDONESIAN CAPITAL, ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 1) AND CALLED FOR DR SUKARNO TO BE PUT ON TRIAL LIKE HIS FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER, DR SUBANDRIO.

  • Description

    STUDENTS STAGED IN A FIERCE DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE DJAKARTA, THE INDONESIAN CAPITAL, ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 1) AND CALLED FOR DR SUKARNO TO BE PUT ON TRIAL LIKE HIS FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER, DR SUBANDRIO.

    IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST BITTER DEMONSTRATIONS EVER STAGED IN FRONT OF THE MERDEKA (FREEDOM) PALACE. ABOUT 30,000 STUDENTS HOWLED INSULTS AT THE PRESIDENT, SANG ANTI-SUKARNO SONGS, AND CALLED FOR THE TRIAL ALSO OF HIS SECOND WIFE, MADAME HARTINI. SHE HAS BEEN UNDER ATTACK FOR ALLEGEDLY FINANCING UNDERGROUND COMMUNISTS IN JAVA.

    THE STUDENTS THREATENED TO OCCUPY THE PALACE IF THE PRESIDENT FAILED TO GIVE A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE ATTEMPTED COMMUNIST COUP ONE YEAR AGO IN SATURDAY.

    AT ONE STAGE A TEN-MINUTE SCUFFLE BROKE OUT BUT THERE WAS NO REAL VIOLENCE.

    THE STUDENTS PLANTED AN EFFIGY OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO -- STANDING NINE FEET (THREE METRES) HIGH -- ONLY 50 YARDS (METRES) FROM THE PALACE GATE. THEY ALSO PROPPED UP GIANT PORTRAITS OF SIX GENERALS AND A LIEUTENANT MURDERED DURING THE COUP ATTEMPT. THE EFFIGY AND PORTRAITS WILL BE GUARDED DAY AND NIGHT BY STUDENTS UNTIL PRESIDENT SUKARNO SEES THEM.

    TEN STUDENTS WERE ALLOWED THROUGH THE CORDON OF TROOPS TO ASK THE GUARD COMMANDER THAT DR SUKARNO SHOULD GIVE A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE COUP AND THE ECONOMIC CHAOS CRIPPLING THE COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1RI8UT7IFR3MDLNJC1LAXOZBF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RI8UT7IFR3MDLNJC1LAXOZBF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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