• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA MADE HIS FIRST OPEN-AIR PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE THE ABORTIVE COUP ON OCTOBER THE 1ST AT A MASS RALLY ON SUNDAY.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA MADE HIS FIRST OPEN-AIR PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE THE ABORTIVE COUP ON OCTOBER THE 1ST AT A MASS RALLY ON SUNDAY.

    AT THE RALLY, ORGANISED BY THE POWERFUL MOSLEM SCHOLARS PARTY, NAHDATUL ULAMA, TO CELEBRATE ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY, PRESIDENT SUKARNO TOLD A CROWD OF 100,000 THAT HE WAS STILL THE UNCHALLENGABLE LEADER OF INDONESIA. IN ONE OF HIS SHORTEST SPEECHES (25 MINUTES) HE PROCLAIMED "I AM THE PRESIDENT, THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES AND LEADER OF THE PEOPLE".

    THE PRESIDENT ATTACKED WESTERN PRESS FOR REPORTING VARIOUSLY THAT HE WAS SERIOUSLY ILL, WOULD FLEE TO TOKYO AND HAD BEEN POISONED. HE ALSO SAID THAT THERE HAD BEEN REPORTS THAT THE DEPUTY PREMIER AND FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. SUBANDRIO, HAD FLED THE COUNTRY,BUT, HE POINTED OUT, DR. SUBANDRIO WAS AT THE RALLY WITH HIM.

    A GREAT NUMBER OF POLICE, ARMED TROOPS AND ARMOURED CARS LINED THE ROUTE FROM THE PALACE TO THE RUSSIAN-BUILT STADIUM IN DJAKARTA WHERE THE RALLY WAS HELD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XCY6XZX58SZVPCWQB4R4LI8D
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XCY6XZX58SZVPCWQB4R4LI8D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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