• Short Summary

    MASS ARRESTS OF COMMUNISTS IN DJAKARTA OVER THE WEEKEND FOLLOWED THE REPORTED DISCOVERY OF ARMS AND A TRANSMITTER IN THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY (P.

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    MASS ARRESTS OF COMMUNISTS IN DJAKARTA OVER THE WEEKEND FOLLOWED THE REPORTED DISCOVERY OF ARMS AND A TRANSMITTER IN THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY (P.K.I.) HEADQUARTERS, WHICH WAS SENT A FIRE ON FRIDAY.

    ARMY AND POLICE HAVE GIVEN NO FIGURES, BUT UNOFFICIAL ESTIMATES PUT THE TOTAL DETAINED IN THE PAST WEEK AT 1,500, APART FROM 2,000 INSURGENTS CAPTURED IN FIGHTING IN OTHER PARTS OF JAVA.

    IN ANOTHER ANTI-COMMUNIST OUTBURST, CROWDS OF MOSLEMS RANSACKED A SUBURBAN OFFICE OF THE COMMUNIST WOMEN'S ORGANISATION IN DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), DESTROYING FILES AND OFFICE FURNITURE.

    FRIDAY'S DEMONSTRATION, DURING WHICH THE PKI HEADQUARTERS WAS STORMED BY THOUSANDS OF MOSLEM YOUTHS, WAS PRECEDED BY A MASS ANTI-COMMUNIST RALLY IN DJAKARTA'S MAIN SPORTS STADIUM. INDONESIA ARMY TROOPS WHO BROKE THE BACK OF THE ATTEMPTED COUP LAST WEEK, CORDONED OFF STREETS LEADING TO THE PKI OFFICES, AND DID NOT INTERFERE WITH DEMONSTRATORS.

    THE MOB BURNT TWO HOUSES, PRESENT HEADQUARTERS OF THE PARTY, BUT A NEW SECTION, UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, SUFFERED ONLY SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE. DEMONSTRATORS FIRST RANSACKED THE OFFICES SLASHING A PICTURE OF KARL MARX. THEY REDUCED THE HEADQUARTERS TO A PILE OF ASHES, SETTING FIRE ALSO TO CARS BELONGING TO PKI OFFICIALS.

    IN MARKED CONTRAST TO NUMEROUS ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATIONS STAGED IN DJAKARTA BY COMMUNISTS RECENTLY, TRUCKLOADS OF MOSLEMS DEMONSTRATORS PASSED THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY SHOUTING "LONG LIVE AMERICA."
    ANTI-COMMUNIST FEELING IS MOUNTING AMONG DJAKARTA'S MOSLEM POPULATION, WHICH HAS BEEN JOINED BY RIGHT-WING ORGANISATIONS IN WARNING PRESIDENT SUKARNO THAT ANY COMPROMISE ON THIS ISSUE WILL INCREASE POPULAR HATRED AND RESENTMENT.

    HOWEVER, PRESIDENT SUKARNO IS BELIEVED TO BE STILL TRYING TO SAVE HIS CONCEPT OF NASAKOM --- A BLENDING OF NATIONALIST, RELIGIOUS AND COMMUNIST FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA1A708Y2D8OV4CO10RWF6U218
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1A708Y2D8OV4CO10RWF6U218
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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