• Short Summary

    THE OFFICES OF THE MALAYSIAN LABOUR PARTY IN PENANG WERE ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 31) COVERED WITH POSTERS PROTESTING AGAINST THE VISIT TO MALAYSIA OF AMERICAN VICE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY.

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    CROWD OUTSIDE LABOUR PARTY HEADQUARTERS; POSTERS AND BANNERS ON BUILDINGS; EFFIGY OF HUMPHREY; POLICE; YOUTH AND POLICE IN CLASH; TEAR-GAS GRENADE FIRED; CROWD DISPERSE; YOUTH HANDCUFFED.




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    Background: THE OFFICES OF THE MALAYSIAN LABOUR PARTY IN PENANG WERE ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 31) COVERED WITH POSTERS PROTESTING AGAINST THE VISIT TO MALAYSIA OF AMERICAN VICE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY. THERE WERE DEMONSTRATIONS AND ARRESTS AT SEVERAL LABOUR PARTY BRANCHES. THE DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE CONTINUED BOTH IN PENANG AND KUALA LUMPUR SINCE MR. HUMPHREY'S ARRIVAL IN THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

    IN KUALA LUMPUR TODAY (THURSDAY), MR. HUMPHREY DEFENDED THE AMERICAN POSITION IN VIETNAM. HE SAID THE UNITED STATES WAS IN VIETNAM ONLY TO PROVIDE SECURE CONDITIONS FOR THE PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR OWN LIFE.

    "WE DO NOT WANT A VIETNAM WITH THE 'MADE IN USA' STAMP", SAID THE VICE-PRESIDENT. "WE DID NOT GO TO VIETNAM TO CONQUER - NOT TO INVADE - NOT TO STAY".

    STRONG POLICE REINFORCEMENTS IN KUALA LUMPUR PREVENTED ANY SERIOUS DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY, ALTHOUGH THERE HAD BEEN MINOR ANTI-VIETNAM WAR DEMONSTRATIONS TO COINCIDE WITH HIS ARRIVAL. BUT IN PENANG, 240 MILES (380 KILOMETRES) TO THE NORTH, RIOT POLICE AGAIN USED TEAR-GAS TO BREAK UP CROWDS PROTESTING AGAINST THE VISIT.

    AFTER CONFERRING WITH PRIME MINISTER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN TODAY. MR. HUMPHREY SAID HE HAD NOT COME TO MALAYSIA TO SEEK THE COUNTRY'S PARTICIPATION IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT AND THAT THE DISCUSSIONS HAD BEEN MAINLY ECONOMIC.

    VICE-PRESIDENT HUMPHREY ENDS HIS VISIT ON SATURDAY WHEN HE FLIES TO DJAKARTA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA86AZF4RC8LT5B5H7POW2HHUFW
    Media URN:
    VLVA86AZF4RC8LT5B5H7POW2HHUFW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1967
    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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