• Short Summary

    Eighty-eight police and more than 50 students were reported injured May 23 as 1,500 members of the Zengakuren Student Association clashed with Tokyo police as they tried to break into the Diet (Parliament) grounds in another of their almost daily demonstrations against the revised United States-Japanese Security Treaty - passed by Japan's Lower House May 19.

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    Eighty-eight police and more than 50 students were reported injured May 23 as 1,500 members of the Zengakuren Student Association clashed with Tokyo police as they tried to break into the Diet (Parliament) grounds in another of their almost daily demonstrations against the revised United States-Japanese Security Treaty - passed by Japan's Lower House May 19.

    While the main body of students were protesting outside the Diet Building, about 150 staged a sit-down demonstration outside Prime Minister Kishi's official residence, despite police warnings that such action was illegal. A barbed wire barricade had been erected around the residence after students had broken into the grounds last week.

    When they left the Parliament area, the crowd linked arms and danced through Tokyo streets, closely chaperoned by police in armoured vehicles.

    A Zengakuren official said that a crowd of 20,000 would be organized May 25 to storm Parliament and Premier Kishi's residence. The only anti-Treaty demonstrations reported from Tokyo on that day states that thousands of women called for Kish's resignation during a demonstration outside the Diet. They chanted; "Don't self our children and husbands to war again". Forty women waited outside the Premier's residence. and as he left for a Parliamentary session they surged angrily around his car. Police rushed to clear a path, by they were struck over the heads with bouquets of chrysanthemums -Japan's national flower.

    The Japanese Socialist Party (opposition) has asked Washington to cancel President Eisenhower's projected Tokyo visit - scheduled to begin June 19 - but White House press secretary James Hagerty said May 24 that the President had not indicated any change in his plans.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8W0A9RCM3OT5GAXAGC7YUU0J5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8W0A9RCM3OT5GAXAGC7YUU0J5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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