• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES CULTURAL CENTRE IN DJAKARTA WAS ATTACKED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BY INDONESIAN YOUTHS PROTESTING AGAINST AMERICAN AND BELGIAN INTERVENTION IN THE CONGO.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES CULTURAL CENTRE IN DJAKARTA WAS ATTACKED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BY INDONESIAN YOUTHS PROTESTING AGAINST AMERICAN AND BELGIAN INTERVENTION IN THE CONGO. SCORES OF YOUTHS DEFIED POLICE AND STORMED INTO THE BUILDING, RANSACKING THE ROOMS OF THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION SERVICE LIBRARY AND DESTROYING MOST OF THE BOOKS.

    THE DEMONSTRATION, ORGANISED BY THE INDONESIAN YOUTH FRONT, BEGAN IN AN ORDERLY FASHION. SEVERAL HUNDRED YOUTHS ASSEMBLED WITH BANNERS CRITICISING THE UNITED STATES AND BELGIUM. THEY WERE ADDRESSED BY YOUTH LEADERS INCLUDING MR. TIRANDA, THE CHAIRMAN OF A STUDENT ORGANISATION, AND MR. KODAK, OF THE YOUTH FRONT.

    THE ASSEMBLY PASSED A NUMBER OF RESOLUTIONS, INCLUDING A DEMAND THAT THE UNITED STATES AND BELGIUM WITHDRAW ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL FROM THE CONGO. ANOTHER RESOLUTION DECLARED THE READINESS OF THOSE ASSEMBLED TO BE SENT TO THE CONGO AS VOLUNTEERS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS THEN BEGAN A MARCH ON THE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTRE, WHICH THE POLICE HAD EARLIER WARNED THEM AGAINST ATTACKING. AT THE SAME TIME, A SMALL DELEGATION CARRIED THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE MEETING TO THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY.

    THE DEMONSTRATION GOT OUT OF HAND WHEN SOME OF THE YOUTHS BEGAN PELTING THE CULTURAL CENTRE WITH STONES. IT TOOK POLICE AN HOUR TO BRING THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL. SEVERAL OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7BR98I0LEF318Z1BYPYRA8O1W
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BR98I0LEF318Z1BYPYRA8O1W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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