• Short Summary

    THERE WERE VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN DEMONSTRATORS AND POLICE IN TOKYO ON SUNDAY WHEN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND TRADE UNIONISTS TOOK PART IN INTERNATIONAL ANTI-WAR DAY ACTIVITIES.

  • Description

    THERE WERE VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN DEMONSTRATORS AND POLICE IN TOKYO ON SUNDAY WHEN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND TRADE UNIONISTS TOOK PART IN INTERNATIONAL ANTI-WAR DAY ACTIVITIES.

    ONE OF THE FIERCEST ENCOUNTERS TOOK PLACE AT THE WEST TOKYO SUBURBAN RAILWAY TERMINUS AT SHINJUKU, WHERE FIVE THOUSAND DEMONSTRATORS FOUGHT A PITCHED BATTLE WITH POLICE.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS BROUGHT RAILWAY TRAFFIC THROUGH THE STATION TO A STANDSTILL AS THEY STORMED ACROSS THE LINES AND ENTERED TRAINS.

    PAVING STONES WERE USED AS MISSILES, AND BATTERING RAMS WERE FETCHED IN TO BREAK DOWN THE GATES AROUND THE RAILWAY YARD.

    POLICE USED BAYONS AND FIRE HOSES IN THEIR BATTLE WITH THE DEMONSTRATORS. THE ENCOUNTER CONTINUED FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR, AND WAS WATCHED BY A CROWD ESTIMATED AT 20-THOUSAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA234RX9U6M5M6C9S16SOE3A4MN
    Media URN:
    VLVA234RX9U6M5M6C9S16SOE3A4MN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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