• Short Summary

    POLICE FIRED TEARGAS INTO A RIOTING CROWD IN GEYLANG SERAI, SINGAPORE, TODAY (SATURDAY) AS VIOLENCE IN SINGAPORE CONTINUED DURING A THREE HOUR BREAK IN THE CURFEW IMPOSED YESTERDAY.

  • Description

    POLICE FIRED TEARGAS INTO A RIOTING CROWD IN GEYLANG SERAI, SINGAPORE, TODAY (SATURDAY) AS VIOLENCE IN SINGAPORE CONTINUED DURING A THREE HOUR BREAK IN THE CURFEW IMPOSED YESTERDAY.

    A WOMAN DIED IN HOSPITAL AFTER BEING INJURED IN AN INCIDENT BRINGING THE DEATH ROLL TO TEN SINCE RACIAL VIOLENCE ERUPTED ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

    AT LEAST 60 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BEING INJURED AND MORE THAN 160 ARRESTED SINCE THE RIOTING BEGAN.

    MANY OF THE INCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED IN THE PREDOMINANTLY MALAYA AREA OF GEYLANG SERAI, CENTRE OF THE LATEST TROUBLE, BUT FIGHTS AND ARSON HAVE SPREAD TO SEVERAL OTHER DISTRICTS, INCLUDING CHANGI, 17 MILES (27 KILOMETRES) EAST OF SINGAPORE TOWN.

    TO COPE WITH THE EMERGENCY, POLICE HAVE BEEN GIVEN EXTRA POWERS AND TWO BATTALIONS OF TROOPS MOVED TO SINGAPORE FROM SOUTHERN MALAYA WHERE THEY WERE OPERATING AGAINST INDONESIAN INFILTRATORS.

    OUR CAMERAMAN, WHO RUSHED TO GEYLANG SERAI WHEN HE HEARD OF THE NEW CLASHES, WAS STONED BY SURGING MOBS. HE ESCAPED UNHURT WITH THESE SCENES OF ARMED MALAYSIAN RIOT POLICE DISPERSING MALAY AND CHINESE GROUPS.

    RACIAL CLASHES BROKE OUT BETWEEN MALAYS AND CHINESE IN LATE JULY. 23 PEOPLE DIED AND ANOTHER 450 WERE INJURED AS A RESULT.

    MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES SAY THE PRESENT TROUBLES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED BY INDONESIAN AGENTS AND COMMUNISTS IN AN EFFORT TO DISRUPT THE FEDERATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAYRZ9RG4TB3P3EEX4BD2XOU9X
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYRZ9RG4TB3P3EEX4BD2XOU9X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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