• Short Summary

    SOME 1500 YOUNG SUPPORTERS OF THE SELF-STYLED 'REPUBLIC OF MOLOCCAS' CONVERGED ON THE PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE IN THE HAGUE TODAY (WEDNESDAY), DURING DEMONSTRATIONS MARKING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRANSFER OF SOVEREIGNTY TO INDONESIA.

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    SOME 1500 YOUNG SUPPORTERS OF THE SELF-STYLED 'REPUBLIC OF MOLOCCAS' CONVERGED ON THE PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE IN THE HAGUE TODAY (WEDNESDAY), DURING DEMONSTRATIONS MARKING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRANSFER OF SOVEREIGNTY TO INDONESIA. THERE ARE ABOUT 28,000 REFUGEES FROM INDONESIA IN HOLLAND, WHO SAY THEY WON'T RETURN TO INDONESIA UNTIL THEY CAN GO TO A FREE AND INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC.

    POLICE REINFORCEMENTS PROVIDED A HORSEBACK DISCOURAGEMENT TO VIOLENCE AS THE DEMONSTRATORS, MOSTLY STUDENTS, CARRIED BANNERS AND PLACARDS TO THE PRIME MINSTER'S OFFICE. BUT THERE WERE NO SCENES OF VIOLENCE SIMILAR TO THOSE LAST YEAR (1966) DURING WHICH TWO POLICEMEN WERE INJURED.

    SUPPORTERS OF FREE SOUTH MOLUCCAS CLAIM THEY WERE PROMISED INDEPENDENT IN DECEMBER 1948, BUT THAT NO GOVERNMENT HAS KEPT THIS UNDERTAKING. SIMILAR DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE OCCURRED IN HOLLAND ON EVERY ANNIVERSARY SINCE THIS DATE. THE DEMONSTRATORS ARE CARRYING OUT THEIR OWN UNDERTAKING TO REMIND THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT AND THE UNITED NATIONS YEARLY OF WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS 'THEIR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY'. HOLLAND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSFER OF SOVEREIGNTY 18 YEARS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60BBTDBLTZ7N1RNPFBOP9EUAF
    Media URN:
    VLVA60BBTDBLTZ7N1RNPFBOP9EUAF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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