• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND OTHER DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE IN SEVERAL CITIES JAPAN YESTERDAY IN A NATION-WIDE DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST THE WAR IN VIETNAM.

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    THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND OTHER DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE IN SEVERAL CITIES JAPAN YESTERDAY IN A NATION-WIDE DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST THE WAR IN VIETNAM. THE WORST VIOLENCE WAS IN TOKYO WHERE THE DEMONSTRATORS HURLED PETROL BOMBS INTO OFFICES AND RAILWAY STATIONS AND FOUGHT RUNNING STREET BATTLES WITH RIOT POLICE.

    ROAMING THE STREETS IN GUERRILLA-TYPE BANDS THE DEMONSTRATORS DEFIED ABOUT 25,000 POLICE ON PATROL IN THE CAPITAL.

    PARTS OF THE CITY CENTRE WERE PARALYSED AS THE FIGHTING RAGED AROUND KEY RAILWAY STATIONS. TWO THIRDS OF NORMAL SERVICES WERE HALTED.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE MET WITH TEAR GAS AND TRUNCHEONS AS SPECIALLY EQUIPPED FORCES TRIED TO DISPERSE THEM.

    ABOUT 20 WERE INJURED AND ANOTHER 1,100 ARRESTED. POLICE REPORTED NUMEROUS CASUALTIES.

    KEY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND THE AMERICAN EMBASSY WERE CORDONED OFF AND GUARDED BY POLICE. BUT THEY WERE AVOIDED BY THE DEMONSTRATORS, WHO OVERTURNED CARS AND SET MANY OF THEIR OWN BARRICADES ON FIRE WITH PETROL BOMS. DAMAGE IS EXPECTED TO RUN INTO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA84EXEKBKJN1Q3RHR3AV1BDQ8S
    Media URN:
    VLVA84EXEKBKJN1Q3RHR3AV1BDQ8S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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