• Short Summary

    AS THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO CONTINUED TO BE UNCERTAIN IN INDONESIAN AFFAIRS, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS DEFIED HIS BAN AGAINST DEMONSTRATIONS AND ROAMED THE STREETS OF DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) DEMANDING OF RESIGNATION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S PRO-COMMUNIST MINISTERS.

  • Description

    AS THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO CONTINUED TO BE UNCERTAIN IN INDONESIAN AFFAIRS, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS DEFIED HIS BAN AGAINST DEMONSTRATIONS AND ROAMED THE STREETS OF DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) DEMANDING OF RESIGNATION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S PRO-COMMUNIST MINISTERS. ONE DEMONSTRATION TOOK PLACE AT THE CAPITAL'S HEADQUARTERS OF THE MINISTRY OF CENTRAL BANK AFFAIRS.

    ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND STUDENTS MET OUTSIDE THE BANK NEGARA BUILDING -HEADQUARTERS OF THE MINISTER OF CENTRAL BANK AFFAIRS, MR. K. JUSUF MUDA DALAM.

    WHILE THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS REMAINED OUTSIDE, A GROUP ENTERED THE BUILDING, ACCOMPANIED BUT UNCHECKED BY POLICE AND TROOPS, TO SEARCH THE BANK OFFICES TO SEE IF THE MINISTER WAS INSIDE.

    ELSEWHERE IN THE CITY, THOUSANDS OF OTHER STUDENT DEMONSTRATORS, MANY OF THEM FROM THE STUDENT ORGANISATIONS BANNED BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S DECREE RECENTLY ROAMED THE STREETS. THEY STOPPED TRAFFIC AND SANG SONGS INSULTING THE FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. SUBANDRIO.

    ONE GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS SMASHED THEIR WAY INTO THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION MINISTER, PROFESSOR PRIJONO, AND DEMANDED HIS RESIGNATION BECAUSE, THEY SAID, HE WAS A COMMUNIST.

    OTHERS INVADED THE LABOUR MINISTRY, LOOKING FOR LABOUR MINISTER SUMTOMO. MINISTRY OFFICIALS GAVE THE OFFICE KEYS TO THE STUDENTS WHO SAID THEY WOULD HAND THEM OVER TO THE MILITARY AUTHORITIES.

    TODAY (FRIDAY), SIX DAYS AFTER THE ARMY COMMANDER, LT. GENERAL SUHARTO TOOK POWERS FROM PRESIDENT SUKARNO, AND IN THE WAKE OF THESE ANTI-COMMUNIST STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS, GENERAL SUHARTO ANNOUNCED THAT DR. SUBANDRIO AND MANY OTHER LEADING MINISTERS AND OFFICIALS HAD BEEN PLACED IN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY.

    DR. SUBANDRIO AND A NUMBER OF OTHER MINISTERS HAVE BEEN SUSPECTED OF BEING IMPLICATED IN THE COMMUNIST-INSPIRED ATTEMPTED COUP LAST OCTOBER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5DLAU74TI8KEDZQX4A00RNMYN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DLAU74TI8KEDZQX4A00RNMYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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