More than 2000 riot police have failed to oust militant demonstrators encamped on the disputed site of Tokyo's second international airport, after a nine-day battle.
NARITA, JAPAN (MARCH 7, 1971) (REUTERS)
Aerial view site for airport extension, with student encampment on hillside.
GV Pan runway extension under construction
SV Pan foundations for new airport buildings
CV crowd on hillside, pan to student encampment.
SV Students throwing stones at riot police.
Aerial view, line of police and students facing each other across valley.
SV students rushing police lines(3 shots)
SV riot police surge forward (2 shots)
SV students throwing stones and forcing police back.
SV police moving off.
SV students in encampment (3 shots) behind barricade
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Background: More than 2000 riot police have failed to oust militant demonstrators encamped on the disputed site of Tokyo's second international airport, after a nine-day battle.
This film from Visnews cameraman Kimiaki Tanaka shows scenes on the eighth day of the battle between the riot police and the demonstrators - students and local farmers.
The bellicose farmers resent losing their land, and the students claim the airport will be used for U.S. military purposes.