• Short Summary

    STEEL HELMETED INDONESIA TROOPS GUARDED THE U.S.EMBASSY IN DJAKARTA FEB 6, AFTER IT WAS STONED?

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    STEEL HELMETED INDONESIA TROOPS GUARDED THE U.S.EMBASSY IN DJAKARTA FEB 6, AFTER IT WAS STONED AND DAMAGED BY ABOUT 100 INDONESIAN YOUTHS THE DAY PREVIOUSLY.WITHIN HOURS OF THE ATTACK, ALL THE WINDOWS WERE BOARDED UP, AND WORKMEN BEGAN REPAIRING THE DAMAGE.

    THE YOUTHS, DEMONSTRATING AGAINST THE GRANTING BY THE UNITED STATES OF LANDING RIGHTS TO DUTCH AIRCRAFT CARRYING TROOPS TO WEST NEW GUINEA, BROKE WINDOWS, DAMAGED EIGHT CARS, AND TORE DOWN THE U.S.FLAG.SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE EMBASSY STAFF WERE REPORTED INJURED BY FLYING GLASS, AND THE WALLS WERE PLASTERED WITH ANTI-AMERICAN SLOGANS.

    AMBASSADOR HOWARD P.JONES, WHO WAS IN THE EMBASSY AT THE TIME, HAS LODGED A FORMAL PROTEST WITH DR.SUBANDRIC, THE INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER.THIS IS THE SECOND TIME AMBASSADOR JONES HAS BEEN THE TARGET OF INDONESIAN YOUTHS.IN 1960 DEMONSTRATORS ATTACKED HIS RESIDENCE IN DJAKARTA DURING THE CONGO CRISIS.

    EARLIER FEB.5, IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN WASHINGTON THAT ONLY ONE DUTCH AIRCRAFT HAD LANDED IN THE U.S.WITH TROOPS BOUND FOR WEST NEW GUINEA, AND THAT NO MORE LANDINGS WOULD BE ALLOWED.JAPAN TOO HAS REFUSED LANDING PERMISSION TO THE SPECIAL TROOP-CARRYING AIRCRAFT, BUT BECAUSE OF INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE COMPANIES' AGREEMENTS, IS EXPECTED TO ALLOW A REGULAR PASSENGER FLIGHT OF K.L.M.TO LAND AT TOKYO FEB 10 WITH A CARGO OF CIVILIAN CLAD SOLDIERS.THESE HAVE BEEN DELAYED AT ALASKA WHILE WAITING FOR THE K.L.M.AIRLINER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWU2GHSHS55R7FS61GMWSVQIB
    Media URN:
    VLVABWU2GHSHS55R7FS61GMWSVQIB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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