• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

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    AERIAL VIEW fires burning and students massed in street
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    2.
    AERIAL VIEW police charging down street
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    3.
    SV & MV Riot gas and police vehicle burning (2 shots)
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    4.
    MV PAN police running down street
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    MV & SCU Police gathered round badly-burned policeman on ground (2 shots)
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    6.
    MV Wreckage caused by petrol bombs
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    AERIAL VIEW Ikebukuro railway station
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    8.
    MV Smashed window and damage in railway carriage (2 shots)
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    MV PAN students massed in city street
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    10.
    MV Police collecting unused petrol bombs TILT UP TO sign Ikebukuro
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    11.
    MV (Evening) police charging down street (2 shots)
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    MV Smoke from fire bombs
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    SV Fire burning
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    14.
    SV Water-cannon spraying debris
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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