• Short Summary

    ABOUT 40 LEFT-WING TOKYO STUDENT CLASHED WITH OVER A HUNDRED POLICEMEN, MARCH 3, DURING A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE UNITED STATES' PLAN TO RESUME NUCLEAR TESTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

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    ABOUT 40 LEFT-WING TOKYO STUDENT CLASHED WITH OVER A HUNDRED POLICEMEN, MARCH 3, DURING A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE UNITED STATES' PLAN TO RESUME NUCLEAR TESTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE. THE TROUBLE STARTED WHEN THE DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO CLOSE IN ON THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY, TO PRESENT A LETTER OF PROTEST, WHICH THE POLICEMEN WERE GUARDING.

    JAPANESE AUTHORITIES ALSO HAD A CORDON OF POLICE AROUND THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN CASE THE DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO ATTACK THE BUILDING. BRITAIN HAS BEEN ATTACKED IN MANY JAPANESE QUARTERS FOR AGREEING WITH THE AMERICANS ON THE TEST ISSUE. SO FAR THERE HAVE BEEN NO SCENES OUTSIDE THE BRITISH EMBASSY.

    THREE LEADERS OF THE MILITANT STUDENT BODY ZENGAKUREN, THE LEFT-WING STUDENT FEDERATION WERE ARRESTED. ALTHOUGH 40 IS A SMALL NUMBER AS FAR AS TOKYO DEMONSTRATIONS GO, THEY TURNED OUT AT VERY SHORT NOTICE. THE POLICE FEAR THAT WORSE IS YET TO COME.

    AS APRIL DRAWS NEAR THE GIANT SOHYO TRADE UNION MOVEMENT AND THE JAPANESE COUNCIL AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN THE STUDENTS IN A SERIES OF MASSIVE PROTEST MARCHES AND DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGH THE STREETS. IT WAS THE COMBINED NUMBERS OF THE TRADE UNIONS AND STUDENTS THAT STAGED THE GREAT SNAKE DANCES THROUGH THE STREETS OF TOKYO IN JUNE 1960, WHICH LED TO THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, THEN MR. EISENHOWER, CALLING OFF HIS STATE VISIT TO JAPAN ON THE REQUEST OF THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA879F97T0U66V8Y00PTDT8CI8E
    Media URN:
    VLVA879F97T0U66V8Y00PTDT8CI8E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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