Tokyo, May 19, there were riotous scenes in Parliament as the Opposition clashed with Japanese Government supporters over the revised Security Treaty with the United States.
Tokyo, Japan 19 May 1960 REUTERS
GV Demonstration around the Diet.
SV Pan.. Police Reinforcement to building.
TV Police entering building
STV Socialist member seated with locked arms in front of speakers office.
SV Socialist member being carried down to the first floor.
CU Man being carried, kicking
CU Man with damaged eye
CU Men being pushed into chambers.
LV Lower House Speaker Kiyose being escorted to lower house member.
CU Kiyose grabs microphone and declares opening of the plenary session.
GTV Of members applauding.
CU Kiyose speaks.
GV Members pan to empty seats on right.
CU Clock on wall.
SV Prime Minister Kishi into room
SV and CU...Prime Minister Kishi.
SV and BV..Members raise hands (Bansal).
SV Premier Kishi and Foreign Minister Fujiyama shake hands.
CU Foreign Minister Fujiyama.
SV Both men shake hands.
Editors: See 0352/60 violence as Kihi flies out to sign Treaty.
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Background: Tokyo, May 19, there were riotous scenes in Parliament as the Opposition clashed with Japanese Government supporters over the revised Security Treaty with the United States. The Opposition objected to the Government proposal to extend the Parliamentary session by 50 days so that the Treaty could become law.
Five hundred police entered the building and forcibly removed about 200 Representatives opposed to the Treaty, and pushed a way through the mob to get the Speaker to his chair.
There were cheers from Government supporters as the Speaker finally declared the session open , and again when the announced the treaty had been officially approved, but the opposition benches were deserted.
Opponents of the Treaty fear it will involve Japan too deeply in U.S.defense policy in the Far East.