• Short Summary

    IN INDONESIA, ANTI-COMMUNIST FEELING CONTINUES TO RUN HIGH FOLLOWING THE ABORTIVE COUP AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH.

  • Description

    IN INDONESIA, ANTI-COMMUNIST FEELING CONTINUES TO RUN HIGH FOLLOWING THE ABORTIVE COUP AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH. THE SPEARHEAD OF ANTAGONISM TOWARDS THE LEFT HAS COME FROM MOSLEM YOUTH, WHICH HAS STAGED A CAMPAIGN IN DJAKARTA AGAINST THE COMMUNIST PARTY AND ITS PROPERTY.

    THE MOST OF VIOLENT THESE OUTBURSTS OCCURRED LAST THURSDAY, WHEN YOUTHS STORMED THE CHINESE 'REPUBLIKA' UNIVERSITY IN DJAKARTA. ONE CHINESE STUDENT WAS KILLED AND 250 OTHER YOUTHS HURT IN THE TWO-HOUR PITCHED 'BATTLE' WHICH RAGED ON THE UNIVERSITY'S GROUNDS.

    THE ATTACK ON THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY FOLLOWED A PARADE BY THE MOSLEM YOUTHS -- MOSTLY STUDENTS FROM DJAKARTA SCHOOLS. THEY STORMED INTO THE UNIVERSITY GROUNDS AND BEGAN FIGHTING ABOUT 60 CHINESE STUDENTS, WHO LATER FLED INTO THE BUILDING. POLICE, WHO TRIED TO STOP THE RIOT BY FIRING INTO THE AIR, APPEARED HELPLESS AS THE MOSLEM YOUTHS BROKE THROUGH THEIR LINES AND HEADED FOR THE BUILDING ARMED WITH STICKS, STONES AND KNIVES.

    IN SELF-DEFENCE, THE CHINESE STUDENTS BEGAN FIRING ON THE DEMONSTRATORS AND POLICE RETURNED THEIR FIRE WITH SUB-MACHINE GUNS. AFTERWARDS, MORE THAN 20 CHINESE STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF USING FIREARMS. AS POLICE ESCORTED THEM TO WAITING VANS, THE MOB SURGED FORWARD TO ATTACK THEM -- AND ONLY FIERCE EFFORTS BY THE POLICE SAVED THE STUDENTS FROM INJURY.

    AS THE FIGHTING WENT ON IN FRONT OF THE UNIVERSITY, TWO TRUCKLOADS OF MOSLEM YOUTHS STORMED INTO THE BUILDING THROUGH A BACK ENTRANCE. THEY WERE LATER JOINED BY THE OTHERS WHO BROKE THROUGH THE POLICE CORDON IN THE FRONT. ONCE INSIDE, THE TWO GROUPS SMASHED EVERYTHING IN SIGHT, AND THE PERSONAL POSSESSIONS OF THE CHINESE WERE BROUGHT OUTSIDE AND BURNED.

    THE MOSLEMS ONLY DISPERSED AFTER THEY HAD SET THE TWO-STOREY BUILDING ALIGHT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8XLXNLBM9AIG09HPTCWIWEI1S
    Media URN:
    VLVA8XLXNLBM9AIG09HPTCWIWEI1S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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