• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA HELD A MEETING WITH ARMED SERVICE CHIEFS AT HIS PALACE NEAR DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) - THE FIRST SINCE HE HANDED OVER POWER TO THE ARMY LEADERS ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA HELD A MEETING WITH ARMED SERVICE CHIEFS AT HIS PALACE NEAR DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) - THE FIRST SINCE HE HANDED OVER POWER TO THE ARMY LEADERS ON SATURDAY. IN DJAKARTA, THE TAKEOVER WAS ACCLAIMED BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AS THE ARMY, WITH ITS ELITE PARATROOP BRIGADE, STAGED A SHOW OF FORCE THROUGH THE CAPITAL.

    THE COUP WAS STAGED BY CRACK TROOPS AND THE PARA COMMANDOES WHO MOVED INTO THE CITY AND TOOK UP POSITIONS UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS. THEY APPEARED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT FOR THE PARADE - WITH HEAVY ARMOUR. WHILE IT WAS GOING ON, GENERAL SUHARTO, THE ARMY LEADER, ISSUED IN THE PRESIDENT'S NAME A DECREE BANNING THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY.

    TANKS, ARMOURED CARS AND TRUCKLOADS OF TROOPS IN LEOPARD SPOTED UNIFORMS STREAMED THROUGH THE STREETS CHEERED BY THE CROWDS. NOW THE CAPITAL HAS QUICKLY RETURNED TO NORMAL AND EXCEPT FOR SECURITY PRECAUTIONS AT GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, MOST OF THE BARBED WIRE BARRICADES AND ARMOURED CARS HAVE GONE FROM THE STREETS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8LX2UGA92TS1Y4TC7HQCCN20P
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LX2UGA92TS1Y4TC7HQCCN20P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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