• Short Summary

    Thousands of Japanese left-wing demonstrators, protesting "Abrogation not revision" of the United States-Japan Security pact, tussled with Tokyo police November 27 in the biggest melee since the 1952 May Day riots.

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    Thousands of Japanese left-wing demonstrators, protesting "Abrogation not revision" of the United States-Japan Security pact, tussled with Tokyo police November 27 in the biggest melee since the 1952 May Day riots.

    The running battle was outside the empty Diet (Parliament) building, where the Government seeks to prolong co-operation with the United States against opposition by the powerful labour unions and leftist student organisation, who see the pact as a bar to Japanese neutrality.

    Baton wielding police and armoured cars tried to block the main approaches to the Diet, but were overwhelmed by sheer weight of numbers by chanting demonstrators brandishing placards and flags. The police avoided force, but many on both sides were injured in the melee.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RVWV0QB1QKI305FCB139FHTY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RVWV0QB1QKI305FCB139FHTY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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