• Short Summary

    MORE THAN SIX MILLION AND NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND WORKERS AND UNIONISTS JOINED IN THE 40TH MAY DAY CELEBRATION THROUGHOUT JAPAN.

  • Description

    MORE THAN SIX MILLION AND NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND WORKERS AND UNIONISTS JOINED IN THE 40TH MAY DAY CELEBRATION THROUGHOUT JAPAN. THIS IS THE BIGGEST MAY DAY TURN OUT IN THE HISTORY OF JAPAN. HERE IN TOKYO ABOUT 580,000 WORKERS AND UNIONISTS ASSEMBLED AT THE YOYOGI PARK NEAR FORMER OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL AND OTHER SITES IN TOKYO. THE BIGGEST MAY DAY TURNOUT SO FAR ON RECORD IN JAPAN WAS TWO MILLION in 1966. IN SUCCESSION TO AN OPENING SPEECH BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MAY DAY COMMITTEE WORKERS AND UNIONISTS ADDRESSED FOR THE MASS ATTENDANTS ENCOURAGING RISING TIDE OF WORKERS STATUS AND THEIR STRONG POSITIONS AMONG SOCIAL COMMUNITY AND EMPHASIZED THE FACT THAT ALL WORKERS AND UNIONISTS MUST BE UNITED TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT TO OPPOSE RENEWAL OF U.S. JAPAN SECURITY PACT WHICH WILL EXPIRE IN 1970 AND IMMEDIATE REVERSION OF OKINAWA. THEN REPRESENTATIVES OF JAPAN DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST PARTY AND JAPAN COMMUNIST PARTY ADDRESSED FOR THE MASS RESPECTIVELY SUPPORTING THEIR SLOGANS SUCH AS "DOWN WITH PRESENT SATO CABINET, GOVERNMENT'S BOOSTING PRICE POLICY SUCH AS TRANSPORTATION AND OTHERS. THEREUPON, THE ATTENDANTS DEMONSTRATED THROUGH THE STREETS OF TOKYO INTO FIVE DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. ALTHOUGH IT WAS REPORTED SOME ZENGAKUREN STUDENTS MIGHT JOIN IN THIS MAY DAY CELEBRATION AND MARCH AND MAKE ANOTHER TURMOIL IN ADDITION TO APRIL 28TH OKINAWA DAY, THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN POLICE BOARD MOBILIZED THREE THOUSANDS RIOT POLICEMEN AT VARIOUS PLACES IN THE CITY IN PREPARATION FOR POSSIBLE TURMOIL AND CONFUSION. HOWEVER, THE DEMONSTRATION WAS TAKEN PLACE PEACEFULLY AS MANY UNIONISTS DEMONSTRATED ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR CHILDREN LIFE PICNIC AND ENDED QUIETLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BAC0HA5NTXL5ZG2PXCU6DGPW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BAC0HA5NTXL5ZG2PXCU6DGPW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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