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    IN DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY ABOUT THREE-THOUSAND INDONESIANS DEMONSTRATED AGAINST SOARING FOOD PRICES.THE DEMONSTRATION, HELD OUTSIDE?

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    IN DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY ABOUT THREE-THOUSAND INDONESIANS DEMONSTRATED AGAINST SOARING FOOD PRICES.THE DEMONSTRATION, HELD OUTSIDE THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S OFFICE, CALLED FOR CUTS AND THE PUNISHMENT OF PROFITEERS BY PUBLIC EXECUTION.

    THE DEMONSTRATION, ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNIST YOUTH FRONT, CLAIMED THAT PROFITEERS HAD CAUSED THE INCREASE IN PRICES.THE CURRENT PRICE OF RICE HAS REACHED 1,500 RUPIAHS A LITRE -- TWO DAYS WAGES FOR AN AVERAGE INDONESIAN WORKER.IT HAS DOUBLED SINCE LAST MONTH.PRESIDENT SOEKARNO HAS ANNOUNCED HE CANNOT LOWER THE PRICES AND MORE PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION SEEM LIKELY.

    BANNERS AND PLACARDS IN THE DEMONSTRATION READ: "HANG CORRUPTORS", "SHOOT THEM IN PUBLIC" AND "EXECUTE THEM NOW".AN EFFIGY OF AN ALLEGED PROFITEER WAS ALSO DISPLAYED TOGETHER WITH POSTERS DEPICTING OTHER ALLEGED CORRUPTORS.

    ADDRESSING THE CROWD, THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, BRIGADIER-GENERAL SUTARDHIO SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS DOING ITS BEST TO WEED OUT PRICE MANIPULATORS.UNTIL THIS WAS DONE, THE CHANCES OF LOWERING FOOD PRICES WERE NOT POSSIBLE FOR THE MOMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAKK3KUIJJMY2SIPII0L9QPUQ4
    Media URN:
    VLVAKK3KUIJJMY2SIPII0L9QPUQ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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