• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 4,000 UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE STUDENTS CONTINUED TO HOLD RALLIES, SIT-INS AND OTHER DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY IN THEIR FOURTH WEEK OF PROTEST AGAINST A GOVERNMENT PLAN TO ALLOW PRESIDENT CHUNG-HEE PARK TO SEEK RE-ELECTION FOR A THIRD TERM OF OFFICE.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 4,000 UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE STUDENTS CONTINUED TO HOLD RALLIES, SIT-INS AND OTHER DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY IN THEIR FOURTH WEEK OF PROTEST AGAINST A GOVERNMENT PLAN TO ALLOW PRESIDENT CHUNG-HEE PARK TO SEEK RE-ELECTION FOR A THIRD TERM OF OFFICE.

    DURING YESTERDAY'S (WEDNESDAY'S) DEMONSTRATIONS IN SEOUL, STEEL-HELMETED POLICE BROUGHT IN A TEAR-GAS SPRAYING MACHINE, MOUNTED ON A LORRY, TO DISPERSE 500 STUDENTS TRYING TO BREAK THEIR CORDON. SCORES OF STUDENTS AND 77 POLICEMEN WERE INJURED--138 STUDENTS ARRESTED.

    IN THIS AS IN EARLIER DEMONSTRATIONS STUDENTS HURLED STONES AT THE POLICE; TEAR GAS SHELLS AND BATON CHARGES AGAINST STUDENT RIOTERS HAVE BECOME FAMILIAR SIGHTS IN SEOUL DURING THE PAST WEEK, AND LAST MONDAY (30 JUNE).

    TWO COLLEGES AT SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, WHICH HAVE PLAYED A LEADING PART IN THE PROTEST CAMPAIGN, VIRTUALLY CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS TODAY BY ANNOUNCING INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS USUALLY HELD AT THE END OF TERM.

    (TODAY, THE PROTEST SPREAD TO THE SOUTH-WESTERN CITY OF CHONJU, WHERE 500 STUDENTS OF CHONBUK UNIVERSITY HELD A SIT-IN AFTER POLICE STOPPED THEIR MARCH. THE BIGGEST DEMONSTRATION WAS A CAMPUS RALLY BY ABOUT 1,500 STUDENTS OF SUNGGYUNGWAN UNIVERSITY, IN NORTHERN SEOUL.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAOTKOMQC363YB5QE30GDWFOJ3
    Media URN:
    VLVAOTKOMQC363YB5QE30GDWFOJ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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