• Short Summary

    Police and British troops demolished a police post on the Chinese border yesterday (Sunday) while in Hongkong itself, there were more bombing incidents.

  • Description

    Police and British troops demolished a police post on the Chinese border yesterday (Sunday) while in Hongkong itself, there were more bombing incidents.

    The demolition of the border post - at Man Kam To - followed last week's incidents when 30 Chinese armed with meathooks and axes held British troops and police captive for six hours.

    A new police post was set up about 200 yards away. The post was originally built as a checking point for local people doing business across the bridge. A crowd of more than 20 Chinese farm workers gathered on the bridge singing songs and slogans while the demolition was going on.

    Last night, Communists in Hongkong made a fresh attempt at disruptions. They threw bombs at police and wounded a Chinese watchman and an army ballistics expert.

    The incidents occurred when a crowd of about 200 people gathered in the Wanchai area of Hongkong island, one of the colony's trouble stops. A party of about 40 police were sent to disperse the crowd, which then threw a bomb, wounding the watchman.

    An army ballistics team was sent to deal with eight bombs which had been planted by the Communists. While one of the team was examining a bomb placed on tram-lines, a bomb was thrown at him and he was hurt in the explosion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA22GU5672EIRNL6VAF90F47XQD
    Media URN:
    VLVA22GU5672EIRNL6VAF90F47XQD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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