• 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

    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 - Incuding 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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