• Short Summary

    SEVERAL THOUSAND POLICE, BACKED BY TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS, STORMED THE ASSEMBLY BUILDING OF TOKYO UNIVERSITY YESTERDAY IN THE SECOND DAY OF BLOODY BATTLES BETWEEN POLICE AND STUDENTS IN THE CITY.

  • Description

    SEVERAL THOUSAND POLICE, BACKED BY TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS, STORMED THE ASSEMBLY BUILDING OF TOKYO UNIVERSITY YESTERDAY IN THE SECOND DAY OF BLOODY BATTLES BETWEEN POLICE AND STUDENTS IN THE CITY. THE STUDENTS WERE FINALLY EVICTED FROM THE UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS, SOME OF WHICH THEY HAD OCCUPIED IN DEFIANCE OF THE AUTHORITIES, FOR SOME MONTHS.

    ON SATURDAY, POLICE CLEARED ALL THE UNIVERSITY BUILDING EXCEPT FOR THE ASSEMBLY HALL, AFTER A SERIES OF ATTACKS WITH HELICOPTER SUPPORT. YESTERDAY, ARMED WITH SHIELDS, BATTERING RAMS AND SCALING LADDERS, THEY FORCED THEIR WAY INTO THE ASSEMBLY BUILDING AND EVICTED THE STUDENTS.

    THE POLICE ASSAULT WAS CARRIED OUT UNDER A HAIL OF ACID AND FIRE BOMBS FROM THE ENTRENCHED STUDENTS, WHO HAD HUNG THE ASSEMBLY BUILDING WITH RED FLAGS BEARING ANTI-AMERICAN SLOGANS. TWO HUNDRED POLICE WERE INJURED IN THE FIGHTING.

    INSIDE THE BUILDING, POLICE FOUGHT THEIR WAY, FLOOR BY FLOOR, UP NINE STOREYS UNTIL THEY REACHED THE ROOF, WHERE THE HARD CORE OF DEMONSTRATING STUDENTS HAD GATHERED.

    MEANWHILE, NEARLY TWO THOUSAND STUDENT SYMPATHISERS GATHERED IN THE STREETS AROUND THE UNIVERSITY AND SET UP BARRICADES. FROM BEHIND THEM, THEY THREW PAVING STONES AND MORE FIRE BOMBS AT POLICE, WHO FINALLY CHARGED THE BARRICADES AND DISPERSED THE RIOTERS.

    TODAY, POLICE ARE IN CONTROL OF THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AND FOUR HUNDRED STUDENTS ARE UNDER ARREST. THE SAVAGE BATTLE OF THE CAMPUS HAS ENDED A YEAR OF DEFIANCE BY MAOIST STUDENTS, WHOSE PRINCIPAL PROTEST IS AGAINST CLOSE JAPANESE LINKS WITH THE UNITED STATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4LJ0JKJ55ACNDQ8FL0PLR7YEV
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LJ0JKJ55ACNDQ8FL0PLR7YEV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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