• Short Summary

    MORE THEN 20,000 DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH RIOT POLICE IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (10 OCT) IN A PROTEST AGAINST THE EXTENSION OF THE JAPAN-UNITED STATES SECURITY TREATY NEXT YEAR.

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    MORE THEN 20,000 DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH RIOT POLICE IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (10 OCT) IN A PROTEST AGAINST THE EXTENSION OF THE JAPAN-UNITED STATES SECURITY TREATY NEXT YEAR.

    ABOUT 10,000 RIOT POLICE SURROUNDED THE MEIJI PARK AREA WHERE A RALLY WAS HELD AND GUARDED KEY TARGETS FOR THE DEMONSTRATORS INCLUDING THE U.S. EMBASSY AND PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY.

    AS THE RALLY ENDED LARGE GROUPS OF DEMONSTRATORS MOVED TOWARDS THE CITY CENTRE. POLICE FIRED TEAR GAS TO BREAK UP THE MARCHERS AND THERE WERE SEVERAL SKIRMISHES BETWEEN POLICE AND DEMONSTRATORS. WITHIN AN HOUR OF THE RALLY BREAKING UP, ABOUT 11 STUDENTS HAD BEEN ARRESTED.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS, INCLUDING STUDENTS, YOUTH MOVEMENT WORKERS, ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS AND WORKERS, COLLECTIVELY DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS THE "NEW LEFT". THEY OPPOSE THE JAPANESE COMMUNIST PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA2UHFG5BFTYU5X1D1VT8Z4OVJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2UHFG5BFTYU5X1D1VT8Z4OVJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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