• Short Summary

    PRIME MINISTER EISAKU SATO'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE WAS ONE OF THE TARGETS OF MOLOTOV-BOMB ATTACKS BY A GROUP OF JAPANESE LEFTWING RADICAL STUDENTS IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    PRIME MINISTER EISAKU SATO'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE WAS ONE OF THE TARGETS OF MOLOTOV-BOMB ATTACKS BY A GROUP OF JAPANESE LEFTWING RADICAL STUDENTS IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). TWENTY-TWO ARRESTS WERE MADE AFTER THE BOMBINGS - WHICH INCLUDED THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE RULING LIBERAL PARTY - BUT NO SERIOUS DAMAGE WAS RECORDED.

    YESTERDAY'S DEMONSTRATIONS ARE REPORTED TO BE A PRELUDE TO THE INTERNATIONAL ANTI-WAR RALLIES WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 21ST - AND THIS MORE FANATICAL GROUP OF STUDENTS COULD NOT WAIT UNTIL THAT DATE BEFORE MAKING THEIR PROTESTS HEARD.

    TWO OF THE STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE GOUNDS OF THE PREMIER'S RESIDENCE BEFORE THE SURPRISED GUARDS MANAGED TO CLOSE THE HEAVY GATES - BUT THEIR BOMBS FELL SHORT, EXPLODING IN THE GARDEN AND THEY WERE IMMEDIATELY ARRESTED, AS WERE A SECOND GROUP OF FIVE WHO ATTEMPTED TO FOLLOW THEM IN.

    OTHERS OF THEIR NUMBER CHARGED THE LIBERAL PARTY HEADQUARTERS ONLY 200 YARDS (METRES) AWAY - AND MANAGED TO DESTROY DESKS AND CHAIRS IN A FIFTH-FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM BEFORE BEING ARRESTED BY THE RIOT POLICE.

    SAID TO BELONG TO THE ANTI-IMPERIALISTIC STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, THE DEMONSTRATORS ARE PRIMARILY PROTESTING AGAINST THE PROBABLE RENEWAL NEXT MONTH OF THE UNITED STATES-JAPAN MUTUAL SECURITY PACT. ALTHOUGH ONLY ABOUT 300 STUDENTS ARE SAID TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN YESTERDAY'S "DUMMY RUN", NEARLY 400,00 JOINT STUDENTS, LEFTWINGERS, SOCIALIST AND COMMUNIST UNIONISTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE OCTOBER 21ST PROTEST THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    POLICE, WHO ARE ALREADY KEEPING A ROUND-THE-CLOCK GUARD OF MOST GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND THE U.S. EMBASSY, HAVE ASKED ORDINARY CITIZENS TO KEEP AWAY FROM THE TROUBLE AREAS ON THAT DAY. THEY ARE ALSO MAKING A CONCERTED EFFORT TO ARREST THE RING-LEADERS ON THEIR "BLACK-LISTS" BEFORE THE ANTI-WAR DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2TF91BPR4U47H8X7EKH727UUF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TF91BPR4U47H8X7EKH727UUF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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