• Short Summary

    POLICE, BACKED BY BRITISH TROOPS, CONTINUED THEIR RAIDS ON SEVERAL LEFTWING STRONGHOLDS IN THE WAKE OF COMMUNIST LED VIOLENCE IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF HONGKONG.

  • Description

    POLICE, BACKED BY BRITISH TROOPS, CONTINUED THEIR RAIDS ON SEVERAL LEFTWING STRONGHOLDS IN THE WAKE OF COMMUNIST LED VIOLENCE IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF HONGKONG.

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE ANTI-BRITISH VIOLENCE STARTED IN HONGKONG MORE THAN MONTHS AGO, BRITISH SOLDIERS JOINED THE POLICE TO PUT DOWN THE SPATE OF VIOLENCE IN THE COLONY.

    ON THE NIGHT OF JULY FIFTEEN, POLICE AND BRITISH TROOPS SWOOPED DOWN ON A CHINESE MIDDLE SCHOOL IN HONGKONG. THE SCHOOL WAS DESERTED BUT POLICE SEIZED COMMUNIST DOCUMENTS AND WEAPONS. SIMULTANEOUS RAIDS WERE CARRIED OUT ON SEVERAL LEFT WING HEADQUARTERS IN HONGKONG AND THE KOWLOON PENINSULA. THEY ARRESTED SCORES OF PEOPLES AND CONFISCATED NUMEROUS WEAPONS, INCLUDING MOLOTOV COCTAILS AND ACID BOTTLES.

    LEFTISTS ALSO STEEPED UP THEIR TERRORISTS-TYPE ATTACK IN THE RETALIATION AGAINST POLICE RAIDS ON THEIR STRONGHOLDS. ON THE SAME NIGHT AN EXPLOSIVE WAS SET OFF NEAR A BUILDING SERVING AS MARRIED HEADQUARTERS FOR ROYAL NAVY RANK AND FILE. MOBS OF DEMONSTRATORS ALSO HURLED EXPLOSIVES ??? POLICE CAR ON PATROL IN KOWLOON WHERE TROUBLE FIRST BROKE OUT TWO MONTHS AGO.

    NIGHTLY CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND LEFTISTS AS WELL AS YOUNG HOOLIGANS HAVE NOW BECOME ALMOST A REGULAR PATTERN. AT LEAST TWENTY PEOPLE AND SIX POLICEMEN HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE CURRENT DISTURBANCES.

    IN THE STREETS, DURING THE DAY, TRANSPORT SERVICES RUN NORMALLY, BUT WITH FULL SECURITY PRECAUTIONS. THE BUSES ARE PROTECTED WITH WIRE NETTING AGAINST MISSILES THROWN BY DEMONSTRATORS. BUSES AND CARS ARE COMMON TARGETS OF DEMONSTRATORS WHO SET FIRE OF OVERTURN THEM FREQUENTLY.

    THROUGHOUT HONGKONG AND KOWLOON POLICE CONTINUED THEIR SECURITY CHECKS ON PEOPLE AND VEHICLES FOR HIDDEN WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABXFDC23DX8UGK9BCNGI28YG2V
    Media URN:
    VLVABXFDC23DX8UGK9BCNGI28YG2V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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