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    THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS GATHERED AT DJAKARTA'S UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA ON TUESDAY (9 JANUARY) FOR A MASS ANTI-SUKARNO RALLY.

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    KAMI STUDENTS ARRIVING AT UNIVERSITY FOR RALLY; STUDENT LEADERS SPEAKING; COSMOS BATUBARA (WITH GLASSES); OTHER SPEAKERS INCLUDE SJAICHU AND MR. MASHURI; STUDENTS WITH CLENCHED FISTS SHOUTING "HANG SUKARNO"; STUDENTS MARCHING OUT TO STREET.




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    Background: THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS GATHERED AT DJAKARTA'S UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA ON TUESDAY (9 JANUARY) FOR A MASS ANTI-SUKARNO RALLY. THE STUDENTS, MEMBERS OF KAMI - A MILITANT STUDENT ACTION FRONT - HEARD THEIR LEADERS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION AGAINST THE PRESIDENT FOR HIS ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN THE ABORTIVE 1965 COMMUNIST COUP.

    THE STUDENTS, WITH CLENCHED FISTS, CHANTED "HANG SUKARNO" AND RENEWED THEIR DEMAND THAT THE PRESIDENT BE BROUGHT BEFORE A SPECIAL MILITARY COURT TO ACCOUNT FOR HIS PAST LEADERSHIP.

    KAMI CHAIRMAN, COSMOS BATUBARA, FROM BANDUNG, WEST JAVA, URGED INDONESIA'S POLICY-MAKING PEOPLE'S CONGRESS TO MEET AT ONCE TO DISCUSS THE "NON-ACTIVISATION" OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

    THE OTHER SPEAKERS WERE MR. AHMAN SJAICHU, PARLIAMENTARY CHAIRMAN AND MR. MASHURI, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION. MR. SJAICHU SAID THE STUDENTS WANTED "THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE."
    THE RALLY MARKED THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORMATION OF KAMI. IT WAS ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES AND OTHER ACTION FONTS.

    (FACTS BROUGHT OUT DURING THE RECENT TRIAL OF FORMER INDONESIAN AIR FORCE CHIEF, OMAR DHANI, ALLEGED THAT PRESIDENT SUKARNO WAS INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNIST COUP. DURING THE TRIAL, IT WAS ALLEGED THAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW IN ADVANCE OF THE PLANS BUT TOOK NO ACTION.)
    THE ARMY HAD ORDERED THE STUDENTS TO LIMIT THEIR ACTIVITIES TO THE UNIVERSITY AREA AND KEEP OFF THE STREETS. THE ARMY TO FORESTALL POSSIBLE CLASHED WITH PRO-SUKARNO YOUTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9WMLVKB3CYPP4D984OL7FFJV
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9WMLVKB3CYPP4D984OL7FFJV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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