• Short Summary

    Eight young Japanese hurled firebombs into the compounds of the United States and Soviet Union Embassies in Tokyo on Thursday (14 November) -- four days before the arrival of United States President Gerald Ford.

  • Description

    Eight young Japanese hurled firebombs into the compounds of the United States and Soviet Union Embassies in Tokyo on Thursday (14 November) -- four days before the arrival of United States President Gerald Ford.

    Five helmetted attackers, armed with steel pipes and petrol bombs, stormed into a temporary American Embassy compound. They were seized almost immediately. But not before hurling a number of firebombs.

    The three other extremists threw petrol bombs at police guarding the gate to the Soviet compound about one mile (1.6 kilometres) away. They reached the doorway to a staff dormitory before being arrested.

    The raiders were flags bearing the insignia of the Marxist Youth League, which is on a police list of extremist organisations and is believed to have between 150 and 200 members.

    The incidents were a foretaste of the violence expected during President Ford's visit. The Japanese Government is aware of the possible consequences. In 1960, President Dwight Eisenhower had to cancel his trip to Tokyo because of violence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BP04I190MP9G40YM0MN0EFMZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BP04I190MP9G40YM0MN0EFMZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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