• Short Summary

    A large crowd of Japanese Socialists demonstrated Sunday (19 January) outside Yokota Airbase, some 20 miles northwest of Tokyo, Japan.

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    A large crowd of Japanese Socialists demonstrated Sunday (19 January) outside Yokota Airbase, some 20 miles northwest of Tokyo, Japan. They were protecting the stationing of U.S. F-1050 fighter bombers at the airbase.

    The F-105D is a supersonic aircraft which is capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The Socialists and other Japanese groups object to the stationing of nuclear weapons on Japanese soil. A further demonstration by the Japanese Communist party is expected on Sunday (26 January).

    About 25-thousand Socialists came out from Tokyo by bus for the demonstration. They held a rally near the airbase and then moved out along a route of march which led by the front gate of the airbase. The demonstration proceeded in good order until some of the Socialists began snake-dancing and started to move out of the pre-arranged route. A brief scuffle ensued between the demonstrators and the police. Some of the demonstrators were slightly injured; there were no arrests and no further incidents.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6V03Q7TAY9Y3IZ5RNY9Z61KPX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6V03Q7TAY9Y3IZ5RNY9Z61KPX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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