• Short Summary

    TROOPS WERE CUT IN FORCE IN DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE LARGEST SHOW OF MILITARY STRENGTH IN THE INDONESIAN CAPITAL FOR A YEAR.

  • Description

    TROOPS WERE CUT IN FORCE IN DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE LARGEST SHOW OF MILITARY STRENGTH IN THE INDONESIAN CAPITAL FOR A YEAR.

    THE SOLDIERS WERE MOBILISED TO PREVENT THREATENED DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE RULING REGIME. STUDENTS THREATENED DEMONSTRATIONS CONGRESS, INDONESIAN'S TOP POLICY-MAKING BODY, WHICH IS DUE TO MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO PROCLAIM GENERAL SUHARTO AS PRESIDENT AND DELAY GENERAL ELECTIONS.

    FIVE THOUSAND TROOPS HAVE BEEN CONCENTRATED IN DJAKARTA TO DEAL WITH ANY DISTURBANCES DURING THE CONGRESS SESSION. THEY INCLUDE MOBILE ARMOURED UNITS AND INFANTRYMEN.

    THE STUDENTS' DEMONSTRATION THREATENED TO CLASH TO THE SWEARING IN OF 130 NEW CONGRESS MEMBERS, APPOINTED BY GENERAL SUHARTO. THERE WAS SIMILAR DEMONSTRATION ON MONDAY WHEN ANOTHER 120 CONGRESS MEMBERS WERE SWORN IN.

    THE STUDENTS HAVE SAID THEY ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH GENERAL SUHARTO'S GROWING POWERS THAN THEY ARE BY THE PROSPECT OF ELECTIONS BEING POSTPONED POSSIBLY FOR FIVE YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6HJV5WY2PW1DUX87AJPM041JW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HJV5WY2PW1DUX87AJPM041JW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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