• Short Summary

    STUDENTS RIOTED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON THE CAMPUS OF NIHON UNIVERSITY, IN SUBURBAN TOKYO. NIHON IS?

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    STUDENTS RIOTED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON THE CAMPUS OF NIHON UNIVERSITY, IN SUBURBAN TOKYO. NIHON IS JAPAN'S LARGEST ACADEMIC INSTITUTION WITH 100,000 STUDENTS. AN ESTIMATED 100 STUDENTS HAD BARRICADED THEMSELVES IN THE UNIVERSITY'S ARTS DEPARTMENT AND A DORMITORY, DEFYING THE EFFORTS OF RIOT POLICE TO EJECT THEM. FORTY-SIX STUDENTS WERE REPORTEDLY ARRESTED AFTER THE VIOLENCE HAD SUBSIDED.

    THE FIGHTING BETWEEN POLICE AND STUDENTS BEGAN WHEN POLICE ARRIVED AT THE UNIVERSITY AFTER A REQUEST FROM THE COLLEGE AUTHORITIES TO DRIVE THE BARRICADED STUDENTS FROM THE CAMPUS. THE STUDENTS HAD ENTRENCHED THEMSELVES IN THE BUILDINGS FOLLOWING FIGHTING BETWEEN FACTIONS OF STUDENTS WHICH HAD BROKEN OUT A FEW DAYS EARLIER. REPORTEDLY, MORE THAN 500 STUDENTS WHO HAD BEEN OPPOSING THE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES WITH A STRIKE, FOUGHT WITH OTHER GROUPS WHO DISAGREED WITH THE STRIKERS. AN ESTIMATED 60 STUDENTS WERE WOUNDED IN THE EARLIER FIGHTING.

    THE POLICE ARRIVED WITH A VIEW TO GETTING THE STUDENTS TO SURRENDER THE WEAPONS THEY WERE ALLEGED TO HAVE AND TO REMOVE THE BARRICADES. THE BARRICADES, SET UP AT VARIOUS GATES, HAD BEEN MADE FROM DESKS AND CHAIRS. THE POLICE ALSO WANTED THE STUDENTS TO LEAVE THE BUILDINGS.

    THE STUDENTS RESPONDED WITH STONES AND EMPTY BOTTLES WHICH WERE THROWN FROM THE WINDOWS DOWN ONTO POLICE. CURTAINS IN CLASSROOMS WERE SET ON FIRE. SOME OF THE STUDENTS WENT ONTO THE ROOFS OF THE BUILDINGS AND BEGAN THROWING DESKS AND CHAIRS DOWN AT THE POLICE ONE OF THE BARRICADES HAD A RED FLAG FLYING FROM IT.

    THE POLICE ARE REPORTED TO HAVE FIRED MORE THAN 800 TEAR GAS SHELLS AT THE STUDENTS AS THEY ADVANCED WITH SHIELDS TOWARDS THE BUILDINGS. EVENTUALLY THE BUILDINGS WERE CLEARER.

    LAST NIGHT, AN ESTIMATED 300 STUDENTS AGAIN CAPTURED THE BUILDINGS OF THE ARTS DEPARTMENT. YESTERDAY, 40 LECTURERS WENT ON A 48-HOUR HUNGER STRIKE AIMED AT GETTING THE COLLEGE PRESIDENT TO RESIGN. CLASSES AT THE UNIVERSITY ARE AT A STANDSTILL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65OHARTGVSO1MY2ZUKNHQPTR8
    Media URN:
    VLVA65OHARTGVSO1MY2ZUKNHQPTR8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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