• Short Summary

    Nearly a thousand members of a South Korean religious sect were arrested after they had attacked and ransacked - Dec 11 - a newspaper office in Seoul.

  • Description

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    SLV people at window of Donga newspaper building
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    2.
    STV crowd
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    3.
    MV demonstrators
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    4.
    GV skirmish with police arresting demonstrators
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    SV detainees at police truck
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    SV police struggle with detainees
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    SV detainees in truck
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    MV policeman wearing respirators
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    MV arrested woman in truck, wipe their eyes
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    10.
    MV other arrested in truck
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    SV arrested man hustled to truck
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    12.
    MV arrested helped aboard truck
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    13.
    SV truckload of detainees away
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    14.
    SV INT wrecked office
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    15.
    SV INT another ditto
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    16.
    MV paper littering ground
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    17.
    SV ditto
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    18.
    CV paper lifted into handcart
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    19.
    GV police tidy up in front of office
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    Initials BA/S/JF/BA



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Nearly a thousand members of a South Korean religious sect were arrested after they had attacked and ransacked - Dec 11 - a newspaper office in Seoul.

    The rioters broke through a strong cordon of police guarding the offices. Books and papers were hurled out of the windows and some of the printing equipment was wrecked. Tear gas bombs and batons soon broke up the crowd, and those arrested - still drying their eyes after the tear gas - were driven off in lorries.

    The paper had published an article saying that a halo which appeared above the leader of the sect when he preached was a fabrication, and refused to give in to the sect's demands for a retraction.

    The article - it was claimed by the newspaper - was based on "scientific research". Members of the sect are known as Believers of the Olive Tree.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA90EQF53SRXPOSIQY0Q4RK4MP1
    Media URN:
    VLVA90EQF53SRXPOSIQY0Q4RK4MP1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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