• Short Summary

    About 50 people were injured on Wednesday (25 February) when 300 farmers and students opposing the completion of the new Tokyo international airport at Narita clashed with 1,000 riot police.

  • Description

    About 50 people were injured on Wednesday (25 February) when 300 farmers and students opposing the completion of the new Tokyo international airport at Narita clashed with 1,000 riot police.

    The clash took place as 300 officials of the new Tokyo Airport Corporation started work to build a road needed to remove two steel towers which had been erected by opponents of the airport near the southern tip of the main runway.

    Police arrested 49 farmers and students including 15 women armed with bamboo police and stones.

    Since the construction of the new airport at Narita was decided in July 1966, local residents have put up strong resistance, forcing the corporation to make frequent postponements of opening the airport. It is not know yet when the airport will open.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA39WBFBSQRO6U10MZKE1FIRAD7
    Media URN:
    VLVA39WBFBSQRO6U10MZKE1FIRAD7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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