• Short Summary

    INDONESIAN TROOPS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BROKE UP A DEMONSTRATION BY THOUSANDS OF DJAKARTA STUDENTS BY FIRING OVER THEIR HEADS AS THE STUDENTS TRIED TO BREAK THROUGH A CORDON, PROTECTING THE CONGRESS BUILDING.

  • Description

    INDONESIAN TROOPS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BROKE UP A DEMONSTRATION BY THOUSANDS OF DJAKARTA STUDENTS BY FIRING OVER THEIR HEADS AS THE STUDENTS TRIED TO BREAK THROUGH A CORDON, PROTECTING THE CONGRESS BUILDING. THE INDONESIAN PEOPLE'S CONGRESS, THE HIGHEST POLICY-MAKING BODY, IS DUE TO MEET THERE ON THURSDAY (MARCH 21) TO APPROVE A LOWER HOUSE RESOLUTION APPOINTING GENERAL SUHARTO AS FULL PRESIDENT, AND TO FIX A DATE FOR THE HOLDING OF GENERAL ELECTIONS. THE STUDENTS ARE OPPOSED TO PRESIDENT SUHARTO BEING GRANTED FULL PRESIDENTIAL POWERS.

    THE CLASH WAS DESCRIBED AS THE UGLIEST PROTEST SINCE THE ANTI-CHINESE RIOTS OF LAST YEAR AND WAS THE FIRST DIRECT ATTACK ON THE ARMY-BACKED REGIME OF GENERAL SUHARTO.

    THE STUDENTS, MEMBERS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH ACTION FRONT, KAPPI, SAID THEY WERE CONCERNED AT GENERAL SUHARTO'S GROWING POWER. THE STUDENTS WERE JOINED BY A HANDFUL OF MEMBERS OF KAMI, THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ACTION FRONT, MADE UP OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. KAMI HAS RAISED NO OBJECTIONS TO THE CONGRESS SESSION AND IS SUPPORTING GENERAL SUHARTO FOR THE PRESIDENCY.

    TWO STUDENTS WERE INJURED BY BAYONETS DURING THE PROTEST WHICH WAS HELD IN DEFIANCE OF A BAN ON DEMONSTRATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5H7GY1RR08K25FDLFFRRMVR3
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5H7GY1RR08K25FDLFFRRMVR3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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