• Short Summary

    SEVERAL HUNDRED CHINESE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF LONDON YESTERDAY (JULY 7) AND PROTESTED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND JAPANESE EMBASSIES AFTER A RALLY IN HYDE PARK.

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    SEVERAL HUNDRED CHINESE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF LONDON YESTERDAY (JULY 7) AND PROTESTED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND JAPANESE EMBASSIES AFTER A RALLY IN HYDE PARK. THEY WERE PROTESTING AT JAPANESE CLAIMS ON THE U.S.-OCCUPIED ISLANDS OF SENKAKU, 80 MILES (129 KILOMETRES) OFF THE COAST OF TAIWAN. THE ISLANDS WERE OCCUPIED BY THE JAPANESE DURING THE 1937 SINO-JAPANESE WAR, AND TAKEN BY THE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II. NOW, ACCORDING TO YESTERDAY'S DEMONSTRATORS, THE ISLANDS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO CHINA, NOT JAPAN. A SIMILAR DEMONSTRATION ALSO TOOK PLACE AT THE SAME TIME IN HONG KONG, WHERE SEVEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND 20 ARRESTED IN A POLICE BATON CHARGE.

    SYNOPSIS: SEVERAL HUNDRED CHINESE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF LONDON ON WEDNESDAY AFTER A RALLY IN HYDE PARK, PROTESTING AT JAPANESE CLAIMS TO THE SENKAKU ISLANDS. THE ISLANDS, CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BY UNITED STATES FORCES, ARE 80 MILES OFF THE COAST OF TAIWAN. THEY WERE OCCUPIED BY JAPAN DURING THE 1937 SINO-JAPANESE WAR AND TAKEN BY AMERICA DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS OUTSIDE THE JAPANESE EMBASSY IN LONDON, SHOUTING "OUT, OUT". SENKAKU, THEY SAID BELONGED TO CHINA AND NOT JAPAN. SIMILAR DEMONSTRATIONS TOOK PLACE AT THE SAME TIME, MEANWHILE, IN HONG KONG, WHERE SEVEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND 20 ARRESTED AFTER BATON CHARGES BY POLICE. IN LONDON, IT WAS MORE PEACEFUL. ALTHOUGH POLICE WERE ON THE SCENE, NO ARRESTS OR VIOLENCE WERE REPORTED. THE DEMONSTRATORS THEN MOVED TO THE NEARBY UNITED STATES EMBASSY, WHERE A SIMILAR PROTEST TOOK PLACE. A SMALL DELEGATION WAS ALLOWED INTO THE EMBASSY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BQLHV69JX9HTDVU4Q8QIS43
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BQLHV69JX9HTDVU4Q8QIS43
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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