• Short Summary

    BLOODY CLASHES BETWEEN RIOT POLICE AND DEMONSTRATING STUDENTS LEFT HUNDREDS INJURED OUTSIDE A U.S. AIR?

  • Description

    BLOODY CLASHES BETWEEN RIOT POLICE AND DEMONSTRATING STUDENTS LEFT HUNDREDS INJURED OUTSIDE A U.S. AIR FORCE BASE AT SUNAGAWA, 25 MILES (40 KMS) WEST OF TOKYO ON SUNDAY. THE STUDENTS, PROTESTING ABOUT AN EXPANSION OF THE AIR BASE, WERE DISPERSED BY POLICE. FORTY-THREE STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED. DURING A PITCHED BATTLE, 139 POLICE AND SEVENTEEN STUDENTS WERE INJURED.

    SOME TWO-THOUSAND STUDENTS ASSEMBLED OUTSIDE THE US BASE TO PROTEST AGAINST ENLARGEMENT OF THE CAMP. THEY WERE MET BY NEARLY AS MANY RIOT POLICE, AND A FULL-SCALE RIOT BROKE OUT.

    AS THE POLICE CHARGED, STUDENTS HIT BACK WITH PLACARDS AND STONES RIPPED UP FROM PAVEMENTS. TWO POLICE VANS WERE SMASHED IN THE RIOT.

    WHILE THE RIOT WAS HAPPENING, ANOTHER ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATION STAGED BY 17,000 TRADE UNIONISTS AND FARMERS CALLED OUT BY JAPAN'S MAJOR OPPOSITION SOCIALIST PARTY MARCHED ROUND THE BASE IN ORDERLY FASHION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4N47W4HGZUEONWCLNAG4LRGAN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4N47W4HGZUEONWCLNAG4LRGAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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