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    THREE-THOUSAND COMMUNIST AND LEFT-WING SYMPATHISERS STAGED A NOISY HOUR-LONG DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR IN DJAKARTA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ONLY TWO HOURS AFTER HE HAD PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

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    THREE-THOUSAND COMMUNIST AND LEFT-WING SYMPATHISERS STAGED A NOISY HOUR-LONG DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR IN DJAKARTA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ONLY TWO HOURS AFTER HE HAD PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT SUKARNO. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS THE CLIMAX TO A CAMPAIGN TO HAVE THE NEW AMBASSADOR'S ACCREDITATION REVOKED AND DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND INDONESIA BROKEN OFF.

    EARLIER THE NEW AMBASSADOR, MR. MARSHALL GREEN HAD PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO THE PRESIDENT SUKARNO AT THE MERDEKA PALACE. IN HIS SPEECH ACCEPTING THE CREDENTIALS, THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE AMBASSADOR THAT WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN VIETNAM 'DID NOT MAKE THE HEARTS OF THE INDONESIAN PEOPLE HAPPY.' HE SAID THAT WAR HAD BEEN FORCED ON THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE, THEY HAD NOT LOOKED FOR IT. HE REAFFIRMED HIS BELIEF THAT ASIAN PROBLEMS MUST BE SOLVED BY THE ASIANS THEMSELVES, IN AN ASIAN MANNER AND WITHOUT OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE. THE PRESIDENT SAID THERE COULD BE NO MILITARY SOLUTION TO THE VIETNAM SITUATION, THE UNITED STATES COULD ONLY LOSE FACE AND EARN THE ETERNAL HATE OF THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS CHANTED SLOGANS AND MANY CARRIED BANNERS SAYING: 'GO TO HELL GREEN' AND 'GO HOME GREEN OR WE WILL KICK YOU OUT'. WHILE THE STRONG GUARD KEPT THE CROWD AWAY FROM THE HOUSE, OFFICIALS PERMITTED A DELEGATION OF TEN DEMONSTRATORS TO ENTER THE GROUNDS TO PRESENT A PETITION WHICH STATED: "THE EVIL ROLE OF THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS SUBVERSIVE INTERVENTION AND AGGRESSION AGAINST INDONESIA IN THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL FIELDS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA28JZBHVUFGJGP9NUKQITA5E8A
    Media URN:
    VLVA28JZBHVUFGJGP9NUKQITA5E8A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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