• Short Summary

    Hong Kong police today (Thursday) released on bail 21 people detained after an anti-Japanese rally at a park erupted into violence,injuring at least seven people.

  • Description


    LS General shot of the rally



    MS demonstrators showering leaflets



    CU Picture of Dr. Sun Yat-sen



    MS demonstrator throws out leaflets



    CA man with loud-speaker



    CS demonstrator arrested by police (THREE CUTS)



    CS police shout



    MS demonstrator arrested by police



    MS another man arrested by police



    MS demonstrators getting into the police car



    MS policemen looking out (two cuts)




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Hong Kong police today (Thursday) released on bail 21 people detained after an anti-Japanese rally at a park erupted into violence,injuring at least seven people.

    The rally was staged Wednesday evening in defiance of a ban imposed by the colony's Urban Council and climaxed weeks of demonstrations in Hong Kong against Japan's claim to the disputed Senkaku Islands. The islands - coral islets between Okinawa and Taiwan - are also claimed by the People's Republic of China and Taiwan.

    Six people including a British police officer received injuries in scuffles between police and demonstrators. A foreign correspondents was hit by stones thrown at police.

    The rally -- timed by its organisers to coincide with the 34th anniversary of the event which triggered the Japanese invasion of China -- attracted a crowd of several thousands as the demonstrators chanted anti-Japanese slogans.

    Scuffling started when the British police officer was knocked down in an attempt to stop a student leader who was addressing the rally. Police then baton-charged the sitting demonstrators while many of them abused policemen as "running dogs."
    Police said four of those bailed out today were suspected to have set fire to a police motor-cycle outside the park.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3RSSCAQB5DIOMLMNGIINW6GFP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3RSSCAQB5DIOMLMNGIINW6GFP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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