• Short Summary

    RIOT POLICE USED TEAR GAS IN HONG KONG ON FRIDAY (19 JAN) TO BREAK UP A CROWD OF 300 PEOPLE WHICH GATHERED AFTER A ROW BETWEEN A TRAFFIC POLICEMAN AND A TRUCK DRIVER.

  • Description

    RIOT POLICE USED TEAR GAS IN HONG KONG ON FRIDAY (19 JAN) TO BREAK UP A CROWD OF 300 PEOPLE WHICH GATHERED AFTER A ROW BETWEEN A TRAFFIC POLICEMAN AND A TRUCK DRIVER. IT WAS THE FIRST MAJOR DEMONSTRATION IN THE COLONY FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS.

    A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE CROWD GATHERED AFTER 10 TRUCKS DRIVERS FROM WHAT WERE DESCRIBED AS COMMUNIST FIRMS ABANDONED THEIR VEHICLES OUTSIDE A POLICE STATION.

    ONE OF THE TRUCK DRIVERS ATTACKED THE TRAFFIC POLICEMEN AFTER HE HAD ASKED TO SEE ANOTHER MAN'S DRIVING LICENSE.

    WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO WESTERN POLICE STATION TRUCKLOADS OF DEMONSTRATORS POURED INTO THE DISTRICT AND SURROUNDED THE BUILDING, SHOUTING FOR HIS RELEASE.

    AFTER THE CROWD HAD BEEN DISPERSED SEVERAL OF THE VEHICLES WERE IMPOUNDED BY THE POLICE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA838CQV442MS37XH6J082VB2R0
    Media URN:
    VLVA838CQV442MS37XH6J082VB2R0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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