• Short Summary

    A MOB OF INDONESIAN YOUTHS SHOUTING "CRUSH INDIA" STORMED INTO THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), SMASHING FURNITURE AND WINDOWS, BURNING DOCUMENTS AND SETTING FIRE TO SEVERAL CARS.

  • Description

    A MOB OF INDONESIAN YOUTHS SHOUTING "CRUSH INDIA" STORMED INTO THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), SMASHING FURNITURE AND WINDOWS, BURNING DOCUMENTS AND SETTING FIRE TO SEVERAL CARS. ONE OF THE CARS ATTACKED WAS THE OFFICIAL ONE OF THE AMBASSADOR, MR. PERALA RATNAM.

    THE INDIAN FLAG WAS HAULED DOWN DURING AN ATTACK THAT LASTED 45 MINUTES. THE 35-STRONG EMBASSY STAFF RETREATED TO A REAR COURTYARD WHERE THEY WERE STONED, BUT ESCAPED INJURY.

    THE OFFICE OF THE INDIAN INFORMATION SERVICE WAS SEIZED AND TWO ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO ATTACK AN INDIAN SCHOOL. IT WAS REPORTED THAT INDONESIA POLICE WERE NOT PRESENT DURING THE ATTACKS.

    DR. SUBANDRIO, THE INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING HE "APPRECIATED THE REVOLUTIONARY ACTIONS TAKEN BY OUR YOUTH IN THEIR CONDEMNATION OF INDIA AS THE AGGRESSOR AGAINST PAKISTAN". HE ADDED THAT SUCH ACTIONS SHOULD "NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY".

    POLICE IN THE CITY WARNED INDIAN SHOPKEEPERS TO CLOSE THEIR PREMISES TO HELP AVOID "UNDESIRABLE THINGS" AS TENSION ROSE AMONG THE INDIAN COMMUNITY.

    THE INDIAN EMBASSY TODAY LODGED A VIGOROUS PROTEST WITH THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OVER THE INCIDENTS. THE EMBASSY SAID THE PROTEST NOTE COMPLAINED THAT THE INDONESIA AUTHORITIES FAILED TO PROVIDE THE EMBASSY WITH PROPER PROTECTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6HE9RBMJ6M365Z8I1GXCTXL8M
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HE9RBMJ6M365Z8I1GXCTXL8M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1965
    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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