• Short Summary

    TRUNCHEON-SWINGING RIOT POLICE IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) BATTLED WITH THOUSANDS OF ANGRY STUDENTS PROTESTING AT THE DEPARTURE OF THE PRIME MINISTER, MR EISAKU SATO, FOR THE UNITED STATES.

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    TRUNCHEON-SWINGING RIOT POLICE IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) BATTLED WITH THOUSANDS OF ANGRY STUDENTS PROTESTING AT THE DEPARTURE OF THE PRIME MINISTER, MR EISAKU SATO, FOR THE UNITED STATES. MORE THAN 200 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED DURING THE VIOLENT CLASHES. AT LEAST 80 PEOPLE -- INCLUDING 54 POLICEMEN -- WERE INJURED.

    LARGE SQUADS OF POLICE WERE MOBILIZED NEAR HANENDA AIRPORT TO ENSURE THAT MR SATO BOARDED HIS JET-LINER SAFELY. THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER WAS GOING TO THE UNITED STATES TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF OKINAWA, WHICH WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II.

    ALL THE BRIDGES TO THE AIRPORT WERE CLOSED AND ARMOURED CARS AND TRUCKS BARRICADED THEM. BUT STUDENTS BROUGHT UP TIMBER PILES TO TRY TO DISLODGE THE POLICE VEHICLES. AND AT THE AIRPORT ITSELF, MORE THAN 2,000 STUDENTS GATHERED WITH PLACARDS AND BANNERS. POLICE FINALLY DISPERSED THE DEMONSTRATORS AFTER FIERCE HAND TO HAND CLASHES. STUDENTS THREW ROCKS AND ATTACKED THE POLICE WITH STICKS. THE POLICE PROTECTED BY SHIELDS, RETALIATED WITH RIOT-STICKS AND TEAR GAS. MEANWHILE, MR SATO WENT DIRECTLY TO THE TARMAC TO BOARD HIS AIRCRAFT AND WAS ABLE TO LEAVE UNMOLESTED. BUT TWO HOURS AFTER HIS DEPARTURE SPORADIC BATTLES WERE STILL GOING ON BETWEEN POLICE AND STUDENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NLPJG8SVAJD4CZRG75X9K71
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NLPJG8SVAJD4CZRG75X9K71
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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