• Short Summary

    Indonesian troops were called out in Djakarta yesterday (Tuesday) to help police disperse students demonstrating against the government's new school fees policy.

  • Description

    1.
    Students in street
    4 ft

    2.
    Military and civilian police stand by
    6 ft

    3.
    Student writing slogan on road
    8 ft

    4.
    Army officer on walkie-talkie
    10 ft

    5.
    Troops and police talk to students
    16 ft

    6.
    BV Soldier with gun
    20 ft

    7.
    Students chalk slogans on cars
    32 ft

    8.
    Troops push back students
    34 ft

    9.
    Troops holding weapons in air - ditto
    39 ft

    10.
    Police fight with students
    59 ft

    11.
    Students running
    63 ft

    12.
    Student led away
    66 ft



    Initials JT/WM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Indonesian troops were called out in Djakarta yesterday (Tuesday) to help police disperse students demonstrating against the government's new school fees policy.

    The students took to the streets in defiance of an official ban for the second day running to protest against a new government ruling that families with schoolchildren contribute 12 percent of their income as school fees.

    Despite police warnings, the students persisted in their demonstration. They chalked slogans over cars denouncing the Education Minister, Mr Mashuri, and describing the fees as 'crazy.'
    However, when slogans were scrawled over a government vehicle, the police accompanied by troops acted. They fired shots in the air to disperse the mob.

    Two students were arrested - one of them appearing most reluctant to get into a police Jeep. Later 200 students demonstrated outside police headquarters demanding their release.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7UKT11GRIXGLZ5NLHL9BLQB64
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UKT11GRIXGLZ5NLHL9BLQB64
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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