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    BURNING JAPANESE FLAGS WERE FLUNG AT EMPEROR HIROHITO'S CAR. HE WAS BOOED AND JEERED AND?

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    BURNING JAPANESE FLAGS WERE FLUNG AT EMPEROR HIROHITO'S CAR. HE WAS BOOED AND JEERED AND PEOPLE SHOUTED "MURDERER" IN AMSTERDAM ON SATURDAY (9 OCTOBER) IN THE MOST HOSTILE RECEPTION HE HAS ENCOUNTERED IN HIS SEVEN-NATION EUROPEAN TOUR SO FAR. THE DEMONSTRATIONS CAME AS CROWDS GATHERED AT VARIOUS STOPS ALONG THE 70-YEAR-OLD MONARCH'S ITINERARY, BUT MOST TOWNSFOLK IGNORED HIM ALTOGETHER.

    THE EMPEROR, WITH EMPRESS NAGAKO, WAS ON THE SECOND AND LAST DAY OF HIS PRIVATE VISIT IS DUE, IN PART AT LEAST, TO THE EFFORTS OF THE DUTCH PRESS. NEWSPAPERS AND TELEVISION HAVE RECENTLY CARRIED ALLEGATIONS THAT THE EMPEROR WAS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE PACIFIC WAR AND THE TREATMENT OF ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR.

    SYNOPSIS: EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN, IN AMSTERDAM ON SATURDAY, WAS SUBJECTED TO THE MOST HOSTILE RECEPTION OF HIS SEVEN-NATION EUROPEAN TOUR SO FAR. DEMONSTRATIONS CAME AS CROWDS GATHERED AT VARIOUS STOPS ALONG THE SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD MONARCH'S ITINERARY. THE EMPEROR WAS ON THE SECOND AND LAST DAY OF HIS PRIVATE VISIT TO HOLLAND. SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TIGHT I ANTICIPATION OF INCIDENTS.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY, A GROUP OF DEMONSTRATORS BROKE THROUGH A POLICE CORDON AND RUSHED FORWARDS SHOUTING "MURDERER" AS THE EMPEROR ARRIVED IN A BULLET-PROOF CAN FOR A VISIT TO AMSTERDAM'S ARTIS ZOO. LATER, THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS DROVE ON TO THE GIANT OKURA HOTEL, THE FIRST JAPANESE HOTEL IN EUROPE, WHERE ABOUT ONE-HUNDRED PEOPLE GAVE THE HITLER SALUTE AS THE IMPERIAL MOTORCADE DROVE UP. OTHERS IN THE CROWD--ESTIMATED IN ALL AT ABOUT THREE-HUNDRED--CARRIED BURNING JAPANESE FLAGS AND WAVES THEM ABOUT OR THREW THEN AT THE EMPEROR'S CAR.

    AFTER A RECEPTION AT THE HOTEL FOR MEMBERS OF THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY, THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS DROVE TO UTRECHT FOR LUNCH AT SOESTDIJK PALACE WITH QUEEN JULIANA AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY. PRINCE BERNHARD WAS NOT PRESENT, AS HE IS VISITING DUTCH TROOPS STATIONED IN WEST GERMANY. SOME REPORTS SAID THAT THE ABSENCE OF THE PRINCE WAS A SNUB TO THE EMPEROR, BUT DUTCH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAID HIS PROGRAMME HAD BEEN ARRANGED A YEAR AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC51W1Q5CPZSHYVI6B74HNMD75
    Media URN:
    VLVAC51W1Q5CPZSHYVI6B74HNMD75
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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