• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Demonstrators and police clashed in Japan over the weekend, when 12,000 people turned out to protest against the planned construction of Tokyo's new international airport at Narita, outside Tokyo.

  • Description

    INTRODUCTION: Demonstrators and police clashed in Japan over the weekend, when 12,000 people turned out to protest against the planned construction of Tokyo's new international airport at Narita, outside Tokyo. The airport has been under construction - and under attack -- for several years.

    SYNOPSIS: The demonstration began peacefully with rally held at a nearby park. A five-point resolution was adopted, including action to prevent the completion of the airport. But violence soon broke out, when demonstrators marched to the airport construction site. A group of 1,000 left-wing extremists, who joined farmers and civic activists in the protest march, began hurling stones at police. The left-wing group also clashed with other protest marchers when they tried to overturn a truck. Seven people were arrested and 24 others were reported injured. Five thousand riot police were on duty at the airport construction area. The action was aimed primarily at government plans to pull down two concrete towers - one 31 metres (100 feet) high and the other twice that height -- erected by opponents of the airport at the end of the runways to prevent' planes from leading.

    Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda's new government wants to open Narita airport later this year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7B32RAPL8C1E102GOGZS2T2V3
    Media URN:
    VLVA7B32RAPL8C1E102GOGZS2T2V3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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