• 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.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Demonstrators.
    0.04

    2.
    STV Ditto.
    0.08

    3.
    GV Police in front of Diet building.
    0.11

    4.
    STV Demonstrators push against police


    5.
    LV PAN..Police trucks form up before diet. building.
    0.23

    6.
    PAN Demonstrators with flags and placards.
    0.27

    7.
    SV Speaker on truck roof PAN to demonstrators listening.
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    STV Demonstrators listening.
    0.38

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    CU PAN.. Ditto.
    0.50

    10.
    CU Demonstrators try to break through police cordon.
    0.53

    11.
    STV Demonstrators break through police cordon.
    1.00

    12.
    SV Police hold back demonstrators in diet compound.
    1.05

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    LV PAN..Ditto.
    1.10

    14.
    CU Ditto.
    1.13

    15.
    GV Demonstrators before diet building.
    1.18



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

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

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