• Short Summary

    LATEST REPORTS FROM INDONESIA SUGGEST THAT THE MILITANT COMMUNISTS WITH THE ARMY ON THEIR HEELS HAVE CHOSEN A GROUP OF REMOTE HILL VILLAGES AROUND THE MARKET TOWN OF BOJOLALI, IN CENTRAL JAVA FOR THEIR LAST DITCH STAND.

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    LATEST REPORTS FROM INDONESIA SUGGEST THAT THE MILITANT COMMUNISTS WITH THE ARMY ON THEIR HEELS HAVE CHOSEN A GROUP OF REMOTE HILL VILLAGES AROUND THE MARKET TOWN OF BOJOLALI, IN CENTRAL JAVA FOR THEIR LAST DITCH STAND.

    ON TUESDAY, THOUSANDS OF INDONESIANS CRAMMED INTO ONE OF DJAKARTA'S SQUARES DEMANDING THE OUTLAWING OF THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY (P.K.I.) AND PROFESSING THEIR LOYALTY TO PRESIDENT SUKARNO AND THE ARMED FORCES.

    OBSERVERS REPORT THAT IT WAS THE BIGGEST CROWD IN DJAKARTA IN LIVING MEMORY, AND ESTIMATES OF ITS SIZE RANGE FROM 650,000 TO 800,000. THE CROWD DEMANDED THAT PRESIDENT SUKARNO SHOULD DECLARE A STATE OF WAR OVER ALL INDONESIA TO BRING BACK SECURITY AND ORDER QUICKLY. IT ALSO CALLED FOR A STEP-UP IN THE POLICY OF CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA.

    DR. LEIMENA WAS THE RALLY'S MAIN SPEAKER BUT HIS REMARKS WERE FREQUENTLY INTERRUPTED WITH SHOUTS OF 'BAN THE P.K.I.'
    THE ENTIRE PROCEEDINGS WERE ORDERLY, BUT ABOUT 2,000 TROOPS WERE STANDING BY JUST IN CASE.

    (SINCE THE ATTEMPTED COUP ON 1ST OCTOBER, FOR WHICH THE COMMUNIST PARTY HAS BEEN HELD RESPONSIBLE, THE ARMY HAS ARRESTED THOUSANDS OF COMMUNISTS IN HIGH PLACES, SENT THEIR LEADERS FLEEING INTO THE CENTRAL JAVA MOUNTAINS, DEPRIVED 102 COMMUNIST CONGRESSMEN OF THEIR RIGHTS AND TAKEN OVER THE ONCE COMMUNIST DOMINATED NEWS MEDIA. ONLY LAST WEEK AFTER MUCH APPARENT RELUCTANCE DID PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAY HE WOULD TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE P.K.I. THE PRESIDENT HAS ALWAYS BASED HIS PHILOSOPHY OF 'NASAKOM' ON A COMBINATION OF COMMUNISM, RELIGION AND NATIONALISM.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4KNGEQRG9TTZ0YUYE5T7PND07
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KNGEQRG9TTZ0YUYE5T7PND07
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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