• Short Summary

    STUDENTS STAGED A BIG DEMONSTRATION IN THE STREETS OF DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) PROTESTING AGAINST THE HIGH PRICE OF RICE.

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    STUDENTS STAGED A BIG DEMONSTRATION IN THE STREETS OF DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) PROTESTING AGAINST THE HIGH PRICE OF RICE.

    THE STUDENTS WERE DEFYING A MILITARY BAN ON PUBLIC PROTESTS AS THEY MARCHED DOWN THE MAIN STREET OF THE CAPITAL TOWARDS THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SUHARTO. THEY WERE EFFECTIVELY STOPPED AND DISPERSED BY TROOPS, TANKS, AND ARMOURED CARS.

    MOST OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE FROM THE KAPI STUDENT ACTION FRONT. ONE OF THE ORGANISATION'S LEADERS, MR. JULIUS USMAN, ADDRESSED THEM.

    AS THEY MARCHED, THE STUDENTS CARRIED PLACARDS AND CHANTED SLOGANS.

    THE PRICE OF RICE IN INDONESIA HAS SPIRALLED TO AN UNPRECEDENTED HEIGHT. THE STUDENTS CALLED, AMONG THE OTHER THINGS, FOR A REVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S ECONOMIC POLICIES AND AN IMMEDIATE DROP IN RICE PRICES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA77DXG4FLE2A6I85IJX2VU8ZTD
    Media URN:
    VLVA77DXG4FLE2A6I85IJX2VU8ZTD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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