• Short Summary

    RIOT POLICE AND STUDENTS OF THE WASEDA UNIVERSITY IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WERE ENGAGED IN A FIVE-HOUR BATTLE AS POLICE ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS.

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    RIOT POLICE AND STUDENTS OF THE WASEDA UNIVERSITY IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WERE ENGAGED IN A FIVE-HOUR BATTLE AS POLICE ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS. THE STUDENTS -- MEMBERS OF OPPOSING ORGANISATIONS -- HAD EARLIER BEEN INVOLVED IN FIGHTING BETWEEN THEMSELVES FOLLOWING A DISPUTE OVER LEADERSHIP OF A PROPOSED NATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION.

    THE STUDENTS MOVED INTO WASEDA, ONE OF THE LARGEST PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN JAPAN, EARLIER THIS WEEK. ONE GROUP OF STUDENTS IS SEEKING A NATIONAL STUDENT ORGANISATION IN ORDER TO STEP UP POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS TO FORCE THE UNCONDITIONAL RETURN OF THE UNITED STATES-HELD ISLAND OF OKINAWA TO JAPAN. THE SECOND GROUP OPPOSES THE ASSOCIATION BECAUSE OF A DISPUTE ON LEADERSHIP.

    WHEN POLICE MOVED IN TO TRY AND REMOVE THE STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS THEY WERE PELTED WITH STONES AND PETROL BOMBS. THE POLICE, HEAVILY SHIELDED, REPLIED BY FIRING TEAR GAS AND BRINGING IN WATER CANNONS AGAINST THE STUDENTS.

    MORE THEN EIGHTY STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED DURING THE FIGHTING WITH POLICE, AND FORTY-FOUR WERE LATER CHARGED WITH ARSON AND ATTEMPTED MURDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE66ULF9FANNWAOH8WH89D890W
    Media URN:
    VLVAE66ULF9FANNWAOH8WH89D890W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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