• Short Summary

    A RECORD NUMBER OF 154 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED ON THURSDAY AT THE END OF A BLOODY RIOT BETWEEN 5000 DEMONSTRATING STUDENTS AND 1,200 POLICE.

  • Description

    A RECORD NUMBER OF 154 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED ON THURSDAY AT THE END OF A BLOODY RIOT BETWEEN 5000 DEMONSTRATING STUDENTS AND 1,200 POLICE. MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE FROM BOTH SIDES WERE INJURED DURING THE DEMONSTRATION INVOLVING STUDENTS FROM NIHON UNIVERSITY WHO WERE DEMANDING THE RESIGNATION OF SCHOOL AUTHORITIES IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES.

    WITH NEARLY 100,000 STUDENTS THE NIHON UNIVERSITY IS THE LARGEST IN JAPAN. IT WAS THE FIRST ALL-CAMPUS DEMONSTRATION THIS AUTUMN AND WAS PLANNED TO BACK STUDENT DEMANDS FOR MORE SAY IN THE RUNNING OF THE UNIVERSITY, AND THE RESIGNATION OF SOME MEMBERS OF THE CONTROLLING AUTHORITY.

    STUDENTS LEADING THE MARCH WERE EQUIPPED WITH CRASH HELMETS AND THICK WOODEN STAVES. 1,200 RIOT POLICE STOOD BY TO MEET THE STUDENTS. THE POLICE CHARGED AND THE STUDENTS RETALIATED WITH STONES. WINDOWS AND GLASS DOORS WERE BROKEN, AND SEVERAL FELL INJURED. THE BLOODY FIGHTING ONLY LASTED 20 MINUTES BUT IN THAT TIME MORE THAN 50 WERE INJURED AND MORE THAN 150 ARRESTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEXB5VNEY1BTGT2YN2M8PB26MK
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXB5VNEY1BTGT2YN2M8PB26MK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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