• Short Summary

    Communists in Hong Kong are continuing their anti-government activity with bomb throwing and the placing of booby traps in busy thoroughfares.

  • Description


    Crowd looking; effigy on traffic light; police officer in heavy protective uniform; police van blocking road; officer cuts down effigy and opens it up; effigy stuffed with newspapers.




    Initials JP/V/CR/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Communists in Hong Kong are continuing their anti-government activity with bomb throwing and the placing of booby traps in busy thoroughfares.

    Today, three effigies - each containing bombs - were discovered in different parts of Hong Kong island.

    Yesterday (Wednesday) a police explosive expert spent an hour examining a similar effigy outside a busy market in the central district of the island but it turned out to be filled with screwed-up newspapers.

    The effigy, made a straw, had been placed on a traffic light. The police sealed off the area to traffic as their explosives expert, Inspector Norman Hill, checked the effigy.

    A crowd of several hundred watched at a safe distance as Inspector Hill, in heavy protective uniform, worked for an hour to disarm the suspected bomb. He used a small penknife and a pair of scissors to cut down the effigy, which was covered in slogans and holding a Union Jack.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADQHH3QC9WDX2GE4FYRQYAKHVR
    Media URN:
    VLVADQHH3QC9WDX2GE4FYRQYAKHVR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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