• Short Summary

    ABOUT 1,000 JAPANESE STUDENTS ARMED WITH STONES AND STAVES FOUGHT 5,000 RIOT POLICE NEAR TOKYO ON MONDAY (15 APRIL) IN RENEWED DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A UNITED STATES ARMY HOSPITAL TO TREAT VIETNAM WAR WOUNDED.

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    ABOUT 1,000 JAPANESE STUDENTS ARMED WITH STONES AND STAVES FOUGHT 5,000 RIOT POLICE NEAR TOKYO ON MONDAY (15 APRIL) IN RENEWED DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A UNITED STATES ARMY HOSPITAL TO TREAT VIETNAM WAR WOUNDED.

    THE STUDENTS, MAINLY MEMBERS OF THE ZENGAKUREN STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION, HAD APPLIED FOR PERMISSION TO HOLD THE DEMONSTRATION, BUT THIS HAD BEEN REFUSED.

    THE POLICE, PROTECTED BY NYLON ANTI-STONE NETS AND SHIELDS, HIT BACK WITH WATER CANNONS AND BATONS. AFTER THE FOUR-HOUR BATTLE, IN WHICH 38 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED AND 47 PEOPLE INJURED, THE AREA WAS LITTERED WITH ROCKS AND CLUBS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE FINALLY DRIVEN BACK BY LINES OF RIOT POLICE. THE DISTURBANCE TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE THE 400-BED OJI HOSPITAL CAMP, JUST NORTH OF TOKYO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCQ55KKSYZ5QAE6N72PC1HCTP
    Media URN:
    VLVABCQ55KKSYZ5QAE6N72PC1HCTP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1968
    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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