• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND POLICE FOUGHT WITH BATONS, TEAR GAS, STONES AND WATER CANNONS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AT NARITA CITY, EAST OF TOKYO, DURING A DEMONSTRATION PROTESTING OVER PLANS TO BUILD AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THERE.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND POLICE FOUGHT WITH BATONS, TEAR GAS, STONES AND WATER CANNONS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AT NARITA CITY, EAST OF TOKYO, DURING A DEMONSTRATION PROTESTING OVER PLANS TO BUILD AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THERE. A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID AFTER THE DEMONSTRATIONS THAT 55 PEOPLE HAS BEEN INJURED -- INCLUDING 44 POLICEMEN -- AND 93 STUDENT'S DETAINED.

    ABOUT 1,000 MILITANT ZENGAKUREN STUDENTS CHARGED A TALL BARBED -WIRE SURROUNDING THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CORPORATION. OTHERS SET FIRE TO GRASS SURROUNDING THE BUILDING.

    THE STUDENTS USED LONG POLES AND LADDERS IN AN ATTEMPT TO SMASH DOWN THE BARRICADES WHILE STONING RIOT POLICE. SEVERAL STUDENTS FOURTH THEIR WAY INTO THE COURAGE OF THE NARITA CITY MUNICIPAL OFFICES.

    POLICE COUNTER-ATTACKED WITH WATER-CANNONS AND VOLLEYS OF TEAR GAS SHELLS, THEN CHARGED WITH BATONS AND DROVE BACK THE STUDENTS.

    THE NARITA CITY DEMONSTRATION WAS THE LATEST IN AN IRREGULAR SERIES OF STUDENT PROTESTS, MOST OF THEM IN TOKYO. ONLY TWO DAYS EARLIER ABOUT 1,000 COMMUNIST HAD DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE OPENING IN TOKYO OF AN AMERICAN ARMY HOSPITAL TO TREAT VIETNAM CASUALTIES. POLICE SAID 85 PEOPLE, INCLUDING 74 POLICEMEN, WERE INJURED IN THE CLASHES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9OY0PCZ0HSY9X63AFB909EBER
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OY0PCZ0HSY9X63AFB909EBER
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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