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    Tokyo was one of many cities throughout the world where demonstrations were staged to coincide with President Nixon's inauguration for his second term as President of the United States.

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    Tokyo was one of many cities throughout the world where demonstrations were staged to coincide with President Nixon's inauguration for his second term as President of the United States.

    The Tokyo demonstrations ranged from women's religious groups handing out leaflets, to a group of United States residents chanting slogans outside their own embassy. But there was one common link - all the protests were against the United States presence in Vietnam.

    The biggest demonstration was organised by the Japan "Peace for Vietnam" committee - Beheiren - which arranged simultaneous rallies in several Japanese cities. Their Tokyo protest included a street sit-down.

    SYNOPSIS: Japan was one of the many countries where demonstrations were held to coincide with Richard Nixon's inauguration in Washington for his second term as President of the United States.

    All the demonstrations were aimed against the United States continuing the Vietnam conflict.

    The biggest Japanese protest was organised in Tokyo by the country's "Peace for Vietnam" committee. It arranged similar simultaneous rallies in other major Japanese cities.

    There were many other groups demonstrating in Japan. They ranged from marches of a thousand people to small groups of girls from such organisations as the Young Women's Christian Association, and the Women's Christian Temperance Association. While more militant demonstrators were marching through Tokyo, the girls were quietly handing out leaflets. And a group of United States residents in Japan stood outside their own embassy, chanting anti-war slogans. The bigger demonstrations sometimes veered towards militancy, but they soon cooled again when police threatened to arrest the leaders.

    The marchers vented their temper on pictures of the newly-inaugurated President, and the day's demonstrations passed without any incidents or arrests.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NIGOGMPMKUAM822QZV59VHMK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NIGOGMPMKUAM822QZV59VHMK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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