• Short Summary

    POLICE SQUADS USED TEAR GAS TO DISPERSE CROWDS OF DEMONSTRATORS IN THE MAIN STREETS OF KUALA LUMPUR AS ANTI-GOVERNMENT RIOTS BROKE OUT IN THE MALAYSIAN CITY ON SATURDAY AND CONTINUED UNTIL MONDAY, WHEN HUNDREDS MORE DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE IN A MAY DAY MARCH.

  • Description

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    LV Riot police taking position
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    CU Anti-Government banners on Socialist front headquarters
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    CU Police on riot van
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    MV Police file out from van
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    MV Police disperse crowd and demonstrators
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    MV Police lined up
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    LV Demonstrators and police
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    CU Anti-Government posters and banners pasted on building
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    LV PAN. Traffic, police and demonstrators
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    Background: POLICE SQUADS USED TEAR GAS TO DISPERSE CROWDS OF DEMONSTRATORS IN THE MAIN STREETS OF KUALA LUMPUR AS ANTI-GOVERNMENT RIOTS BROKE OUT IN THE MALAYSIAN CITY ON SATURDAY AND CONTINUED UNTIL MONDAY, WHEN HUNDREDS MORE DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE IN A MAY DAY MARCH.

    SATURDAY'S DEMONSTRATIONS CAME AS THE CULMINATIONS OF A SERIES OF DEMONSTRATIONS STAGED BY SUPPORTERS OF MALAYSIA'S LEFT-WING LABOUR PARTY. THE DEMONSTRATIONS GREW OUT OF A RECENT MARCH STAGED BY RUBBER ESTATE WORKERS SEEKING GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IN THEIR TWO-MONTH-OLD DISPUTE WITH THE ESTATE MANAGEMENT.

    ON MAY DAY, HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE, WHO USED TEAR GAS TO BREAK UP CROWDS OF YOUTHS THROWING STONES AND BROKEN GLASS.

    THERE WERE DEMONSTRATIONS ALSO IN OTHER PARTS OF MALAYSIA. IN SINGAPORE ON MAY DAY, POLICE FIRED ON RIOTERS DENOUNCING THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS NEWLY-INTRODUCED NATIONAL SERVICE LEGISLATION. AND IN PENANG, NORTHERN MALAYA, A WOMAN WAS INJURED WHEN POLICE THREW TEAR GAS GRENADES AT STONE-THROWING LABOUR PARTY SUPPORTERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACPPC1UE3HV55J1OV6XOCXJOYU
    Media URN:
    VLVACPPC1UE3HV55J1OV6XOCXJOYU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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