• Short Summary

    MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND POLICE -- INCLUDING A DETACHMENT OF RIOT POLICE -- MOVED INTO THE SANYA AREA OF TOKYO ON FRIDAY AS RIOTS IN THE SLUM QUARTER OF THE JAPANESE CAPITAL ERUPTED FOR THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE NIGHT.

  • Description

    MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND POLICE -- INCLUDING A DETACHMENT OF RIOT POLICE -- MOVED INTO THE SANYA AREA OF TOKYO ON FRIDAY AS RIOTS IN THE SLUM QUARTER OF THE JAPANESE CAPITAL ERUPTED FOR THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE NIGHT.

    FIVE PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND 27 ARRESTED DURING THE RIOTS, BUT BY FRIDAY NIGHT, THE AREA WAS RETURNING TO NORMAL.

    AT THE PEAK OF THE RIOTS, CROWDS OF ABOUT 2,500 PEOPLE MOVED THROUGH THE SANYA DISTRICT OVERTURNING CARS AND ATTEMPTING TO SET FIRE TO SHOPS.

    THE RIOTS FLARED UP ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN A POLICE PATROLMAN ATTEMPTED TO SETTLE A WORKMEN'S QUARREL. THE SANYA INHABITANTS -- NOTED FOR THEIR ANTI-POLICE FEELINGS -- PITCHED INTO THE RESULTANT FIGHT, AND THE AREA BECAME THE SCENE OF CONTINUOUS BATTLES BETWEEN INHABITANTS AND POLICE.

    LOCAL AUTHORITIES BLAMED THE HOT, OPPRESSIVE WEATHER FOR THE RIOTS. THE SANYA DISTRICT OF TOKYO IS A NOTED STRONGHOLD FOR TROUBLEMAKERS, AND MOB FIGHTS WITH POLICE ARE A FREQUENT OCCURRENCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7PEMNBFCQO9KPNC56DPB25RQ1
    Media URN:
    VLVA7PEMNBFCQO9KPNC56DPB25RQ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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