• Short Summary

    THERE WERE VIOLENT CLASHES WITH POLICE AS 10,000 STUDENTS SNAKE-DANCED THEIR WAY THROUGH THE STREETS OF TOKYO AS PART OF A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST A PROPOSED US-JAPANESE SECURITY PACT.

  • Description

    THERE WERE VIOLENT CLASHES WITH POLICE AS 10,000 STUDENTS SNAKE-DANCED THEIR WAY THROUGH THE STREETS OF TOKYO AS PART OF A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST A PROPOSED US-JAPANESE SECURITY PACT.

    THE STUDENTS, FROM 130 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THROUGHOUT JAPAN, ARE OPPOSED TO THE GOVERNMENT'S PLAN TO RENEW A MUTUAL SECURITY PACT WITH THE U.S. THEY ARE ALSO OPPOSING PRIME MINISTER SATO'S PROPOSED TRIP TO WASHINGTON TO CONFER WITH PRESIDENT NIXON.

    WEARING THE CRASH HELMETS WHICH HAVE NOW BECOME A STANDARD PART OF JAPANESE DEMONSTRATION WEAR THE STUDENTS BEGAN WITH A PEACEFUL SIX-HOUR RALLY. IT TURNED TO VIOLENCE WHEN THE STUDENTS TOOK TO THE STREETS AS NIGHT FELL.

    AS STUDENT LEADERS WERE ARRESTED IN A CONCERTED BID BY POLICE TO REMOVE THE KEY DEMONSTRATORS PLANS WERE ANNOUNCED TO MOBILISE 25,000 RIOT POLICE TO MAINTAIN ORDER WHEN PRIME MINISTER SATO LEAVES FOR THE U.S. IN NOVEMBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADHSK3D8ASB4556H3IBILXVMIV
    Media URN:
    VLVADHSK3D8ASB4556H3IBILXVMIV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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