• Short Summary

    THE CRACKDOWN ON COMMUNIST HIDEOUTS ON BOTH SIDES OF HONGKONG HARBOUR CONTINUE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), POLICE, PACKED BY BRITISH GURKHA AND WELCH TROOPS RAIDED TWO COMMUNIST-OWNED DEPARTMENT STORES CONSIDERED AS EXCLUSIVE LEFTIST PRESERVES AND ARRESTED FOUR MEN AND TWO WOMEN.

  • Description

    THE CRACKDOWN ON COMMUNIST HIDEOUTS ON BOTH SIDES OF HONGKONG HARBOUR CONTINUE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), POLICE, PACKED BY BRITISH GURKHA AND WELCH TROOPS RAIDED TWO COMMUNIST-OWNED DEPARTMENT STORES CONSIDERED AS EXCLUSIVE LEFTIST PRESERVES AND ARRESTED FOUR MEN AND TWO WOMEN.

    THE RAIDS CAUGHT THE OCCUPANTS BY SURPRISE.

    IN THE FIRST SWOOP, IN KOWLOON'S BUSY NATHAN ROAD TOURIST AREA, POLICE ARRIVED AT THE STORE SEVEN MINUTES AFTER ITS OPENING AS OTHER TROOPS CORDONED OFF THE AREA.

    A THOROUGH SEARCH WAS MADE THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING AT THE STAFF WERE MADE TO SQUAT ON THE FLOOR, NO RESISTANCE WAS ENCOUNTERED.

    POLICE RECOVERED LARGE MEMBERS OF INFLAMMATORY POSTERS, GOGGLES AND GAS MASKS, CATAPULTS AND EMPTY BOTTLES.

    IN THE SECOND RAID IN HONGKONG'S WANCHAI DISTRICT, POLICE ENTERED A MULTI-STOREY COMMUNIST DEPARTMENT STORE AND MADE THOROUGH FLOOR-BY-FLOOR SEARCH AND AGAIN MET NO RESISTANCE FROM THE WORKERS.

    POLICE FOUND BOTTLES OF ACID, CHAINS AND UNSHARPENED SWORDS AND SEIZED RUBBER GOGGLES AND FACE PADS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA95IQKOK2WJ440D5QCFQ7LXTI0
    Media URN:
    VLVA95IQKOK2WJ440D5QCFQ7LXTI0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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