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    The debate in the Japanese Parliament on the United States handover of Okinawa has sparked off violent clashes in Tokyo between police and radical students who are opposed to the terms of the treaty.

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    The debate in the Japanese Parliament on the United States handover of Okinawa has sparked off violent clashes in Tokyo between police and radical students who are opposed to the terms of the treaty.

    The students staged guerrilla-style attacks in various parts of the city. Two focal points were the railway terminus at Shibuya, where two policemen were injured, one fatally, by fire bombs, the other at Ikebukuro, where students badly damaged a train and injured seven passengers.

    SYNOPSIS: In Tokyo, radical students staged demonstrations and guerrilla-style attacks in various parts of the city on Sunday. The student actions led to violent clashes with riot police. In the Shibuya commercial district, 12- thousand police were guarding key points including the important railway terminus Near this point a column of police were ambushed by students armed with petrol bombs.

    Two policemen were set on fire and suffered serious burns before their colleagues managed to extinguish their blazing clothes. One, aged 21, died next day.

    Another focal point was at a railway station in northern Tokyo, where students attacked a train, injuring seven passengers and badly damaging one carriage. The student action was in protest at the terms of the treaty under which the United States is to hand over Okinawa. The treaty was being debated in the Japanese parliament. Police managed to capture a collection of unused petrol-bombs, but the rioting continued in various parts of the city until late evening. There were further demonstrations on Monday, but the rioting appeared to have burnt itself out.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4IL0KQIZ0XOWS7BF3VMW2PSGL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IL0KQIZ0XOWS7BF3VMW2PSGL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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