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    ABOUT 390 LEFT-WING STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE SOVIET EMBASSY IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN PROTEST AGAINST THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

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    STUDENTS ASSEMBLED IN SHIBA PARK; RUNNING TOWARDS THE SOVIET EMBASSY; RIOT POLICE GUARDING GATES; CLASH BETWEEN STUDENTS AND POLICE; STUDENTS WITH BANNERS AND FLAGS OUTSIDE THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN EMBASSY; POLICE STRUGGLING WITH STUDENTS.




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    Background: ABOUT 390 LEFT-WING STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE SOVIET EMBASSY IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN PROTEST AGAINST THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. THE STUDENTS, WHO BELONG TO THE PRO-CHINESE REVOLUTIONARY MARXIST ALLIANCE, LATER STAGED A DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN EMBASSY.

    THE STUDENTS FIRST ASSEMBLED AT THE SHIBA PARK IN TOKYO'S DOWN-TOWN AREA, AND THEN MARCHED ON THE SOVIET EMBASSY, WHERE THEY WERE MET BY ABOUT 200 RIOT POLICE. THE POLICE TRIED TO DISPERSE THE STUDENTS, AND SCUFFLES ENSUED. ABOUT 25 STUDENTS WHO TRIED TO GET INTO THE EMBASSY GROUND WERE ARRESTED.

    LATER, ABOUT 200 STUDENTS BELONGING TO THE SAME ORGANISATION MARCHED TO THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN EMBASSY TO PROTEST AGAINST THE "REVISIONIST" POLICIES OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK GOVERNMENT, AND SOVIET "IMPERIALISM". THEY SHOUTED SLOGANS DEMANDING THAT THE CZECHOSLOVAKS RETURN TO ORTHODOX MARXIST-LENINISM.

    (ON FRIDAY, ABOUT 50 PEOPLE DEMONSTRATED IN FRONT OF THE OFFICES OF THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN, ONE OF JAPAN'S LARGEST NEWSPAPERS, AGAINST THE VISIT OF A SOVIET ARMY CHORUS GROUP. THE GROUP IS SPONSORED BY THE NEWSPAPER.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RN4793TNSN6HHPUMRUJFEI8L
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RN4793TNSN6HHPUMRUJFEI8L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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