• Short Summary

    AT LEAST 200 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED ON SUNDAY (8 JUNE) IN A DEMONSTRATION PROTESTING AT YESTERDAY'S MEETING OF THE ASIAN AND PACIFIC COUNCIL (ASPAC) CONFERENCE IN ITOH CITY.

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    AT LEAST 200 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED ON SUNDAY (8 JUNE) IN A DEMONSTRATION PROTESTING AT YESTERDAY'S MEETING OF THE ASIAN AND PACIFIC COUNCIL (ASPAC) CONFERENCE IN ITOH CITY.

    ABOUT 2,000 LEFT-WING STUDENTS LAUNCHED THE DEMONSTRATION IN AN ATTEMPT TO DISRUPT THE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE WHICH THEY BELIEVE COULD LEAD TO A MILITARY ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE MEMBER COUNTRIES -- AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, THE PHILIPPINES, MALAYSIA, THAILAND, SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH VIETNAM, TAIWAN AND JAPAN.

    THE CONFERENCE IS BEING HELD TO DISCUSS WAYS OF PROMOTING TRADE, REGIONAL CO-OPERATION AND FRIENDSHIP.

    THOUSANDS OF POLICE WERE SPECIALLY DRAFTED INTO THE COASTAL RESORT TO DEAL WITH THE DEMONSTRATION.

    UNDER GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS TO DEAL HARSHLY WITH THE DEMONSTRATORS, THE POLICE RUSHED IN TO DISPERSE THE STUDENTS AS THEY MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS.

    ABOUT 60 PEOPLE -- INCLUDING POLICE, STUDENTS AND BYSTANDERS -- WERE INJURED IN HAND-TO-HAND FIGHTING AND ROCK THROWING.

    USING A NEW TYPE OF TEAR-GAS, MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OTHERS, THE POLICE MANAGED TO DISPERSE THE CHANTING DEMONSTRATORS.

    WHILE THE STUDENTS FOUGHT POLICE IN THE STREETS. THE MINISTERS ATTENDING YESTERDAY'S FIRST DAY OF THE CONFERENCE WERE SAFELY IN A HOTEL SEVERAL MILES AWAY, HEAVILY GUARDED BY POLICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5459QQV9OOH2VSSDU8JLNNCOD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5459QQV9OOH2VSSDU8JLNNCOD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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