• Short Summary

    POLICE WIELDED HORSEWHIPS, BATONS AND THE FLATS OF THEIR SABRES IN ATTEMPTS TO BREAK UP A GATHERING OF 2,000 RIOTING TEENAGERS IN STOCKHOLM LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) POLICE CLASHED WITH STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING AGAINST AMERICA'S VIETNAM POLICY OUTSIDE THE U.

  • Description


    STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING -- ANTI-US SLOGANS -- POLICE -- MODS & ROCKERS.




    Initials DS/S/BHH/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: POLICE WIELDED HORSEWHIPS, BATONS AND THE FLATS OF THEIR SABRES IN ATTEMPTS TO BREAK UP A GATHERING OF 2,000 RIOTING TEENAGERS IN STOCKHOLM LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) POLICE CLASHED WITH STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING AGAINST AMERICA'S VIETNAM POLICY OUTSIDE THE U.S. EMBASSY IN THE SWEDISH CAPITAL. IN ANOTHER INCIDENT SCUFFLES BROKE OUT AMONG "MODS AND ROCKERS" IN HOETORGET SQUARE. THE TWO SEPARATE DISTURBANCES MERGED INTO ONE LARGE-SCALE RIOT.

    BEER BOTTLES, STONES, TINS AND ANYTHING THAT COULD BE THROWN WERE USED BY THE MOBS OF TEENAGERS. WINDOWS WERE SMASHED AND TRAFFIC WAS DIVERTED FROM THE MAJOR TROUBLE SPOT. TROUBLE BROKE OUT WHEN POLICE ARRIVED TO CLOSE DOWN A FAVOURITE CLUB AND YELLING YOUTHS THREW STONES AT POLICE CARS AND BUSES. THEN, ACCORDING TO ONE EYE-WITNESS ABOUT 30 POLICEMEN, SOME ON HORSEBACK, CHARGED THE CROWD. SOME OF THE TEENAGERS WERE REPORTED IN HOSPITAL AFTER BEING TRAMPLED ON BY THE HORSES.

    CENTRAL STOCKHOLM TODAY (SUNDAY) LOOKED LIKE A BATTLEFIELD. A LARGE LITTER DEPOSIT CONTAINER WAS FOUND BURNED OUT, AN ICE-CREAM STALL WAS WRECKED, SMASHED WINDOWS AND EXHIBITS WERE DAMAGED IN A TUNISIA SHOW ROOM. TWENTY-FIVE PEOPLE, AMONG THEM FOUR GIRLS, WERE DETAINED BY POLICE. OTHERS HAD BEEN RELEASED AFTER BEING FINED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACFF0HQPCUTG7T98H7FC6IQG0
    Media URN:
    VLVAACFF0HQPCUTG7T98H7FC6IQG0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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