• Short Summary

    TOKYO POLICE BATTLED WITH OVER TWO-THOUSAND LABOURERS IN SANYA, THE CITY'S SLUM AREA, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), AFTER A MAN HAD BEEN KNOCKED DOWN A HIT-AND-RUN MOTORIST.

  • Description


    MOBS IN STREET; BURNING CAR; SCUFFLED WITH POLICE; POLICE MAKING ARRESTS; POLICE BREAKING UP CROWDS; POLICE IN ACTION.




    Initials HT/V/CR/GLH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TOKYO POLICE BATTLED WITH OVER TWO-THOUSAND LABOURERS IN SANYA, THE CITY'S SLUM AREA, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), AFTER A MAN HAD BEEN KNOCKED DOWN A HIT-AND-RUN MOTORIST.

    THE RIOTING STARTED AFTER LABOURERS COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SLOWNESS OF POLICE AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE TOKYO POLICE DEPARTMENT MOBILISED A THOUSAND-MAN TASK FORCE TO DEAL WITH THE TROUBLE AND TWENTY-SIX ARRESTS WERE MADE.

    THE RIOTERS STOPPED STREET-CARS AND BUSES PASSING THROUGH THE AREA, AND SET FIRE TO A CAR. THE DRIVER WAS STILL IN THE CAR WHEN IT WAS OVERTURNED.

    THEN THEY SMASHED STORE WINDOWS AND SET FIRE TO FLORAL DECORATIONS OUTSIDE ANOTHER SHOP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABK7FPJ3LN43IOL2LDRRO7VFOJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABK7FPJ3LN43IOL2LDRRO7VFOJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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