• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS MET AT THE UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA IN DJAKARTA ON SATURDAY TO PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT FOR LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUHARTO, THE ARMY COMMANDER, TO WHOM PRESIDENT SUKARNO IS REPORTED TO HAVE HANDED OVER HIS POWERS.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS MET AT THE UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA IN DJAKARTA ON SATURDAY TO PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT FOR LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUHARTO, THE ARMY COMMANDER, TO WHOM PRESIDENT SUKARNO IS REPORTED TO HAVE HANDED OVER HIS POWERS.

    LATER, GENERAL SUHARTO ANNOUNCED THAT SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES, CLOSED BY A PRESIDENTIAL DECREE ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO FOLLOWING STUDENT DEMONSTRATION AS AGAINST PRO-COMMUNIST MINISTERS IN THE GOVERNMENT, WOULD BE RE-OPENED IMMEDIATELY.

    THE STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED IN ORDERLY FASHION. THEY HAD FORMED THEMSELVES INTO SEVEN 1000-STRONG BATTALIONS OF WHAT, THEY CALLED, THE HAKIM REGIMENT - NAMED AFTER ARIEF RAHMAN HAKIM, A STUDENT KILLED IN A CLASH WITH PRESIDENTIAL PALACE GUARDS LAST MONTH.

    THEY MARCHED AND DROVE IN TRUCKS FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO POLICE HEADQUARTERS, SINGING REVOLUTIONARY SONGS AND SHOUTING PRO-ARMY SLOGANS ON THE WAY.

    ARMED POLICE HAD RINGED THE HEADQUARTERS LONG BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE STUDENTS.

    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STUDENTS MET HIGH RANKING POLICE OFFICERS TO DECLARE THEIR SUPPORT FOR GENERAL SUHARTO. LATER, ONE OF THE LEADERS READ A STATEMENT PLEDGING SUPPORT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S ORDER TO THE PEOPLE TO BACK GENERAL SUHARTO.

    IN THE MEANTIME, GENERAL SUHARTO HAD PLACED IN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, AMONG THEM THE FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. SUBANDRIO, AND NAMED A NUMBER OF OTHERS TO REPLACE THEM.

    TODAY (TUESDAY), IT WAS REPORTED THAT COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD HAD BEEN RESTORED AND ROAD BLOCKS AND BARBED WIRE, A FEATURE OF DJAKARTA'S STREETS IN RECENT WEEKS, WERE BEING REMOVED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6THL7BSIALIL6S14IZACC23XW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6THL7BSIALIL6S14IZACC23XW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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