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    CONTINUING THEIR PRESSURE ON MILITARY POLITICAL LEADERS TO OUST PRESIDENT SUKARNO, 2,000 DJAKARTA STUDENTS MASSED OUTSIDE THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    CONTINUING THEIR PRESSURE ON MILITARY POLITICAL LEADERS TO OUST PRESIDENT SUKARNO, 2,000 DJAKARTA STUDENTS MASSED OUTSIDE THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS ON SATURDAY.

    THE HEADQUARTERS, ONLY 500 YARDS (455 METRES) FROM PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S MERDEKA PALACE, WAS RINGED BY ARMOURED CARS MOUNTED WITH MACHINE GUNS. AT THE TIME OF THE DEMONSTRATION, THE PRESIDENT WAS 80 MILES (128 KILOMETRES) AWAY IN HIS MOUNTAIN RETREAT AT BOGOR.

    THE STUDENTS CHANTED CHARGES THAT PRESIDENT SUKARNO WAS INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNIST GROUP ATTEMPT OF OCTOBER 1, 1965, AND HAD A HAND IN THE MURDER OF SIX GENERALS IN THE ABORTIVE REVOLT.

    WAVING BANNERS AND FLAGS, THEY ACCUSED PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF BEING A COMMUNIST AND SHOUTED "DEATH TO SUKARNO" AND "HANG SUKARNO". THEY ALSO SANG SONGS ATTACKING SUKARNO'S JAPANESE-BORN WIFE, RATNA SARI DEWI, NOW IN TOKYO AWAITING THE BIRTH OF HER FIRST CHILD.

    THEY ALSO ATTACKED PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S SECOND WIFE, HARTINI, ACCUSING HER OF BEING A MEMBER OF THE NOW-BANNED WOMEN'S COMMUNIST ORGANIZATION.

    AS THE DEMONSTRATORS SURGED AGAINST THE GATES, A SMALL STUDENT DELEGATION WAS ALLOWED THROUGH TO PRESENT THEIR DEMANDS TO MAJOR-GENERAL KUSNO UTOMO, A DEPUTY OF THE ARMY COMMANDER, GENERAL SUKARTO. MAJOR-GENERAL UTOMO TOLD THE STUDENTS HE WOULD PRESENT THEIR DEMANDS TO GENERAL SUHARTO.

    THE STUDENT'S DEMANDS' CALLED FOR AN END TO INDONESIA'S DUAL LEADERSHIP BETWEEN PRESIDENT SUKARNO AND GENERAL SUHARTO AND AN IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENT OF THE TENSE POLITICAL SITUATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3DZS8YQ2791RUY0VZ6ZTZGUN
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3DZS8YQ2791RUY0VZ6ZTZGUN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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