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    JAKARTA, INDONESIA

    The Indonesian capital Jakarta was tense on Thursday (18 March) after an election rally turned into a riot.

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    1. GV Protestors dancing on top of truck during procession 0.06
    2. SV & GV Protestors at rally listening to speeches (3 shots) 0.20
    3. TV Demonstrators running, people fighting and wrecking platform at rally (2 shots) 0.32
    4. GV Police helicopter overhead 0.38
    5. GVs Platforms on fire, people running, fighting (3 shots) 1.24
    6. GV Fire engine arriving, crowds watching (2 shots) 1.47
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    Background: JAKARTA, INDONESIA

    The Indonesian capital Jakarta was tense on Thursday (18 March) after an election rally turned into a riot. Armoured cars, police and troops patrolled the city, and the Chinese district -- often a target of communal violence, was closed down. The riot began during a rally by the ruling Golkar Party, which is expected to overwhelmingly win elections set for 4 May. Hundreds of youths threw stones at police and troops, and the speakers' platform was set on fire. Official sources said 60 people were injured and 240 arrested, but no deaths were reported. The country's three main parties later issued a joint statement condemning the violence. Golkar officials had earlier accused one of them, the Moslem United Development Party, of starting the trouble. Eyewitnesses said the violence began as the estimated 10,000-strong crowd were listening to a pop singer before the main speeches. It is not clear what sparked the rioting.

    Source: REUTERS - WALTER BURGESS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FBZ4UP0EKFHEF5Q99M793VMM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FBZ4UP0EKFHEF5Q99M793VMM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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