• Short Summary

    IN HONG KONG THERE WAS COMPARATIVE CALM TONIGHT (MONDAY) AFTER THIS MORNING'S RIOTS IN WHICH ONE DEMONSTRATOR WAS KILLED.

  • Description

    IN HONG KONG THERE WAS COMPARATIVE CALM TONIGHT (MONDAY) AFTER THIS MORNING'S RIOTS IN WHICH ONE DEMONSTRATOR WAS KILLED. TOUGH BRITISH GURKHA TROOPS HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATING THEIR POSITIONS AT SHA TAU KOK WHERE FIVE HONG KONG POLICEMEN WERE KILLED ON SATURDAY IN THE MOST SERIOUS BORDER INCIDENT FOR YEARS.

    THE BORDER IN SHA TAU KOK RUNS DOWN THE MAIN STREET. A CHINESE MACHINE GUNNER, FIRING FROM ACROSS THE STREET, KILLED FIVE POLICEMEN, AND WOUNDED 12 - FIVE OF THEM SERIOUSLY-BEFORE THE GURKHAS WERE ABLE TO RELIEVE THEM.

    ACCORDING TO A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN, TROUBLE BEGAN WHEN CROWDS FROM ACROSS THE BORDER ON THE CHINESE SIDE ATTACKED THE SHA TAU KOK VILLAGE POLICE POST ON THE HONG KONG SIDE, HURLING EXPLOSIVES AT THE SURROUNDING FENCE. RIOT POLICE OPENED FIRE WITH CARBINES AND PISTOLS AND TWO CHINESE WERE HIT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

    THEN, ACCORDING TO POLICE OFFICER, A MACHINE GUNNER OPENED UP FROM A WINDOW OF A BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET. HIS BULLETS RAKED THE POLICE LINES AND THEN THE POLICE POST AND THE RURAL COMMITTEE BUILDING BEHIND IT WHERE POLICE HAD TAKEN COVER. A POLICEMAN REPORTED THAT THERE WAS SPORADIC FIRE FROM THREE OR FOUR POSITIONS.

    TWO COMPANIES OF A GURKHA BATTALION TOGETHER WITH TWO ARMOURED CAR PATROLS WERE RUSHED INTO THE VILLAGE AND THEMSELVES CAME UNDER FIRE.

    THEY FIRST RELIEVED THE RURAL COMMITTEE BUILDING WHERE FOUR POLICEMEN, TWO CHINESE AND TWO PAKISTANIS HAD DIED. A FIFTH POLICEMAN ALSO CHINESE, LAY MORTALLY WOUNDED AND DIED LATER IN HOSPITAL.

    THEY THEN RELIEVED THE POLICE POST, WHERE SOME 80 POLICEMEN HAD BEEN PINNED DOWN BY THE MACHINE GUN FIRE.

    LT. COL. McALLISTER TALKED TO REPORTERS ABOUT THE INCIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYK2CYD4M4ZFE2DIVRWDE3CUD
    Media URN:
    VLVADYK2CYD4M4ZFE2DIVRWDE3CUD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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