• Short Summary

    SERVICE ON THE TOKYO YOKOHAMA, TOKYO LOOPING LINES AND OTHER NATIONAL RAILWAY LINES AROUND TOKYO WERE DISRUPTED TUESDAY EVENING AFTER THE FRUSTRATION OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS, INFURIATED AT THE GO-SLOW TACTICS, EXPLODED INTO MOD ACTION AT 33 STATIONS STORMING STATION OFFICES, GRABBING CASH AND TICKETS, SMASHING WINDOWS, HURLING FLA???

  • Description

    SERVICE ON THE TOKYO YOKOHAMA, TOKYO LOOPING LINES AND OTHER NATIONAL RAILWAY LINES AROUND TOKYO WERE DISRUPTED TUESDAY EVENING AFTER THE FRUSTRATION OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS, INFURIATED AT THE GO-SLOW TACTICS, EXPLODED INTO MOD ACTION AT 33 STATIONS STORMING STATION OFFICES, GRABBING CASH AND TICKETS, SMASHING WINDOWS, HURLING FLA??? AND BEATING UP TRAIN CREWMEN. THE TROUBLE STARTED AT ABOUT 8;30 p.m., AT AKABANE STATION, NORTHERN TERMINAL OF TOKYO WHEN SOME OF THE 3,000 PASSENGERS STRANDED ON THE PLATFORMS WAITING FOR TRAINS THAT NEVER CAN LOST PATIENCE AND JUMPED TO THE TRACKS AND STARTED WALKING, BRINGING SERVICES ON THE CITY LOOPING LINE SERVICES TO A COMPLETE HALT. SOME OF THE PASSENGERS STORMED STATION OFFICES AND GRABBED CASH AND TICKETS, THE CONFUSION SPREAD TO OTHER STATIONS ON THE LOOPING LINE, AT UENO STATION, ONE OF THE BIGGEST NORTH-EAST TERMINAL STATION, PASSENGERS STORMED STATION OFFICES AND SMASHED WINDOWS OF STALLED TRAINS. CALM WAS RESTORED ONLY AFTER RIOT POLICE INTERVENED. SOME 18,000 RIOT POLICEMEN WERE MOBILIZED TO READY FOR FURTHER RIOT AT VARIOUS STATION IN TOKYO. ABOUT 5,000 PASSENGERS RIOTED AT SHINJUKU STATION, WESTERN TERMING STATION, SMASHING WINDOWS OF TRAINS STOPPED IN THE STATION AS WELL AS THOSE OF STATION OFFICE. THE MOB SWELLED TO 20,000, THE NATIONAL RAILWAY WORKER'S UNION, IN RESPONSE TO JAPAN NATIONAL RAILWAY MANAGEMENT REQUEST, STOPPED ITS CO-SLOW ??? THE TOKYO AREA THE NATIONAL RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER'S UNION DECIDED TO STOP GO-SLOW STRIKE IN VIEW OF SERIOUS SITUATION. HOWEVER, MOIRE THAN 50 COMMUTERS WERE UNABLE TO GO HOME AS ALL THE LINES OF THE NATIONAL RAILWAY SERVICES WERE SUSPENDED ON TUESDAY ???
    THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WILL MEET EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND DISCUSS THE MATTER AND ASKS BOTH THE NATIONAL RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER'S UNION LAND THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF TRADE UNIONS OF JAPAN TO HELP CALM THE SITUATION BY STOPPING THE GO-SLOW. THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, TAKING A SERIOUS VIEW OF THE SITUATION WILL TAKE SOME STRONG MEASURE TO STOP GENERAL STRIKE EXPECTED TO START FROM FRIDAY FOR 72 HOURS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACT1S2YC56E82E5ZH1JSQZ6L0H
    Media URN:
    VLVACT1S2YC56E82E5ZH1JSQZ6L0H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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