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    STUDENTS RAMPAGED THROUGH THE SINGAPORE EMBASSY IN DJAKARTA ON THURSDAY (17 OCTOBER) IN RETALIATION FOR THE HANGING IN A SINGAPORE JAIL OF TWO ALLEGED INDONESIAN SABOTEURS.

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    STUDENTS ARRIVING AT EMBASSY; STUDENTS WRECKING DOORS AND WINDOWS; STUDENTS SETTING FIRE TO PAPERS AND THROWING STONES; POLICE RESTRAINING STUDENTS OUTSIDE EMBASSY.




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    Background: STUDENTS RAMPAGED THROUGH THE SINGAPORE EMBASSY IN DJAKARTA ON THURSDAY (17 OCTOBER) IN RETALIATION FOR THE HANGING IN A SINGAPORE JAIL OF TWO ALLEGED INDONESIAN SABOTEURS.

    THE VIOLENCE BROKE OUT AFTER 10,000 INDONESIANS PACKED THE AIRPORT AS THE BODIES WERE FLOWN IN FROM SINGAPORE ABOARD AN INDONESIAN AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT.

    THE TWO INDONESIANS, WHO WERE BURIED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS AFTER BEING DECLARED NATIONAL HEROES, WERE SENTENCED TO DEATH AFTER PLANTING A BOMB IN 1965 DURING INDONESIA'S CONFRONTATION WITH MALAYSIA WHICH KILLED THREE PEOPLE. THEY CLAIMED TO BE INDONESIAN MARINES BUT WERE CONVICTED AS SABOTEURS.

    THE HOMES OF TWO EMBASSY OFFICIALS WERE ALSO WRECKED DURING THE RAMPAGE BUT THE STAFF HAD EARLIER TAKEN REFUGE IN A CITY HOTEL AT THE SUGGESTION OF THE POLICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABRI98BOTFK30PH22D7B6JGM4D
    Media URN:
    VLVABRI98BOTFK30PH22D7B6JGM4D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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