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    SOME 10,000 MILITANT STUDENTS STAGED THE FIRST MASS PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION AGAINST PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S POLICIES FOR INDONESIA, IN THE CAPITAL, DJAKARTA, ON SATURDAY (2 JULY).

  • Description

    SOME 10,000 MILITANT STUDENTS STAGED THE FIRST MASS PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION AGAINST PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S POLICIES FOR INDONESIA, IN THE CAPITAL, DJAKARTA, ON SATURDAY (2 JULY). TODAY (TUESDAY) THE COUNTRY'S PEOPLE'S CONGRESS STRIPPED DR. SUKARNO, FOR YEARS THE NATION'S UNDISPUTED LEADER, OF HIS TITLE OF LIFE PRESIDENT.

    STUDENTS HELP UP HUGE PORTRAITS OF A STUDENT KILLED BY A PRESIDENTIAL GUARD LAST FEBRUARY. CRAMMED ON SCORES OF GAUDILY-PAINTED LORRIES, BUSES, CARS AND SCOOTERS, THE STUDENTS TOURED THE CITY STREETS, BLOCKING TRAFFIC FOR HOURS. MANY WERE DRESSED TO IMPERSONATE PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

    THE STUDENTS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S REJECTION OF THEIR DEMANDS FOR THE FORMATION OF A CABINET OF EXPERTS TO TACKLE THE NATION'S ECONOMIC PLIGHT.

    THEY WERE ADDRESSED BY GENERAL HARRIS NASUTION, CHAIRMAN OF THE PEOPLE'S CONGRESS, FROM ATOP AN ARMOURED VEHICLE.

    TODAY, STRIPPING DR. SUKARNO OF HIS LIFE PRESIDENCY, THE PEOPLE'S CONGRESS ASKED HIM TO SUBMIT A REPORT ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF LAST OCTOBER'S ABORTIVE COUP AND TO EXPLAIN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY. DR. SUKARNO WILL REMAIN PRESIDENT UNTIL A GENERAL ELECTION, TO BE HELD BEFORE 5 JULY, 1968.

    THE CONGRESS WAS INSTALLED BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO IN 1960. IT WAS THEY WHO MADE HIM LIFE PRESIDENT IN 1963.

    THE CONGRESS ALSO BANNED COMMUNISM, MARXISM AND LENINISM AND DECIDED TO SET UP A SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE PRESIDENT'S POLITICAL TEACHINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1TE7B85F6IGBF0UF5KMJUO8VL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TE7B85F6IGBF0UF5KMJUO8VL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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