• Short Summary

    THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT HAS IMPOSED AN OVERNIGHT CURFEW FOLLOWING SEVERAL DAYS OF RIOTING AND VIOLENCE IN THE COLONY.

  • Description

    THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT HAS IMPOSED AN OVERNIGHT CURFEW FOLLOWING SEVERAL DAYS OF RIOTING AND VIOLENCE IN THE COLONY. ONE TROUBLE CENTRE HAS BEEN A COMMUNIST OWNED DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE NORTH POINT RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT. DEMONSTRATORS ON TUESDAY NIGHT HURLED STONES AND BOTTLES AT POLICE FROM UPPER STOREYS OF THE BUILDING, AND AT ONE STAGE FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO QUELL A BLAZE IN THE STORE.

    THE GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WARNED THAT IT WAS CRACKING DOWN ON THE "SMALL LEFT-WING MINORITY" IN HONG KONG.

    WHEN MOBS BEGAN RIOTING IN THE DEPARTMENT STORE - THE WAH FUNG CHINA PRODUCTS STORE -- POLICE REPLIED WITH TEAR GAS, BATON SHELLS AND PELLET GUNS.

    MEMBERS OF THE FIRE BRIGADE ALSO MET WITH RESISTANCE WHEN THEY WERE FORCED TO BREAK INTO THE STORE TO PUT OUT THE FIRE. FIREMEN BROKE OPEN ONE WINDOW AND DISTURBED A DISPLAY OF PICTURES SHOWING MEN WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED DURING PREVIOUS RIOTS.

    POLICE ARRESTED SEVERAL OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WHEN THE FIRE HAD BEEN BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL.

    SINCE THE DEPARTMENT STORE RIOTING THERE HAVE BEEN FURTHER REPORTS OF BOMBING AND VIOLENCE. POLICE HAVE ARRESTED SCORES OF PEOPLE FOR BREAKING THE CURFEW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Z9UZ0YYQJCKPRN23MZUYRI9U
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Z9UZ0YYQJCKPRN23MZUYRI9U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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