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    THE INDONESIAN ARMY TODAY (SATURDAY) BANNED THE PEOPLE'S ACTION FRONT - THE SOLE REMAINING ORGANISED GROUP IN DJAKARTA SUPPORTING PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

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    THE INDONESIAN ARMY TODAY (SATURDAY) BANNED THE PEOPLE'S ACTION FRONT - THE SOLE REMAINING ORGANISED GROUP IN DJAKARTA SUPPORTING PRESIDENT SUKARNO. ON THURSDAY, DJAKARTA STUDENTS STAGED YET ANOTHER RALLY AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, DEMANDING THAT HE BE STRIPPED OF OFFICE AND PUT ON TRIAL FOR ALLEGED COMPLICITY IN THE ABORTIVE 1965 COMMUNIST COUP.

    SOME 40,000 DJAKARTA UNIVERSITY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THRONGED THE HUGE SOVIET-BUILT STADIUM, SHOUTING SLOGANS AND SINGING SONGS. THE RALLY CELEBRATED THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE STUDENTS ACTION FRONT (KAPPI) WHICH, ALONG WITH THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ACTION COMMAND, SPEARHEADED LAST YEAR'S DRIVE AGAINST PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

    OFFICIAL BACKING WAS GIVEN TO THE RALLY BY THE PRESENCE OF THE DEPUTY ARMY CHIEF, MAJOR GENERAL ALAMSHAH, WHO ADDRESSED THE STUDENTS ON BEHALF OF GENERAL SUHARTO, THE ARMY LEADER AND EFFECTIVE LEADER OF THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT. ON FRIDAY, THE DAY AFTER THE RALLY, THE INDONESIAN PARLIAMENT CALLED ON THE FORTHCOMING CONGRESS MEETING IN MARCH TO DISMISS PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EVNKBWBQXAAO8B4ZVC8BYXX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EVNKBWBQXAAO8B4ZVC8BYXX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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