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    INDONESIAN STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED IN DJAKARTA ON THURSDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE RISING PRICE OF FOOD AND OTHER ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES.

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    INDONESIAN STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED IN DJAKARTA ON THURSDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE RISING PRICE OF FOOD AND OTHER ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES. THE DEMONSTRATION - THE FOURTH RECENTLY - BROUGHT OUT SCORES OF ARMED INDONESIAN TROOPS.

    THE SLOGAN-SHOUTING STUDENTS STOPPED VEHICLES AND WROTE ON THEM "DOWN WITH PRICES"; "SACK STUPID MINISTERS" AND "PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY". TRAFFIC CAME TO A COMPLETE STANDSTILL. IN THE MIDST OF THE DEMONSTRATION, THE INDONESIAN DEFENSE MINISTER AND ARMED FORCES CHIEF, GENERAL A.H. NASUTION, DROVE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA WHERE HE ADDRESSED AN ECONOMIC SEMINAR.

    IN HIS SPEECH TO THE STUDENTS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, GENERAL NASUTION SAID THAT ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT TOOK ANY ECONOMIC ACTIONS. HE SAID INFLATION COULD ONLY BE CURBED IF AN AUSTERITY CAMPAIGN WERE LAUNCHED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    (EARLIER THIS WEEK, STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA, DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE INDONESIAN HOTEL AND THE NEW AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW ECONOMIC POLICIES AND SPIRALLING PRICES.

    MEANWHILE, THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP FIRING SQUADS IN SOME PROVINCES TO DEAL WITH ECONOMIC OFFENDERS, AS PART OF ITS EFFORTS TO OVERCOME ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZR0SK4RUV08DNXOLBR1447BO
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZR0SK4RUV08DNXOLBR1447BO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1966
    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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