• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 2000 STUDENTS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BATTLED POLICE IN THE HEART OF TOKYO IN PROTEST AGAINST THE SIGNING OF A TREATY BETWEEN JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA.

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    1.
    GV EXT. JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE
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    2.
    MV SOUTH KOREAN AND JAPANESE FLAGS OUTSIDE
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    3.
    GV INT. OBSERVERS, PAN ACROSS ROOM - SIGNATURES IN BACKGROUND
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    4.
    MV SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER DONG WON LEE SIGNS
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    5.
    MS JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER, SHIINA SIGNS
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    6.
    MLS SIGNING
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    7.
    MS OBSERVERS
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    8.
    MS BOTH PRINCIPALS EXCHANGE TREATIES - SHAKE HANDS
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    9.
    GV EXT. JAPANESE STUDENTS ASSEMBLE IN HARIBA PARK, TOKYO
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    10.
    MS STUDENT HARANGUES
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    11.
    LS AMERICAN FLAG BURNED
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    12.
    GV REMNANTS OF BURNT FLAG ON GROUND
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    13.
    MS POLICE - ONE USES LOUD-HAILER
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    14.
    GV SURGING POLICE AND DEMONSTRATORS (5 SHOTS)
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    15.
    CU POLICE PUSHING
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    16.
    CU DEMONSTRATOR LYING ON GROUND
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    17.
    GV POLICE RUSH AWAY FROM CAMERA
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    18.
    GV STUDENTS RUNNING - POLICE CHASING (3 SHOTS)
    1.21

    19.
    GV POLICE RUNNING TO CHASE DEMONSTRATORS IN SEOUL
    1.24

    20.
    MS DEMONSTRATORS RUN FROM POLICE
    1.26

    21.
    MS DEMONSTRATORS THROW STONES
    1.31

    22.
    GV POLICE CHASE DEMONSTRATORS PAN TO REAR VIEW
    1.41

    23.
    GV POLICE TRUCK CHARGES DEMONSTRATORS
    1.49



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MORE THAN 2000 STUDENTS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BATTLED POLICE IN THE HEART OF TOKYO IN PROTEST AGAINST THE SIGNING OF A TREATY BETWEEN JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA.THE TREATY IS THE FIRST STEP IN NORMALIZING RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO STATES AFTER 14 YEARS OF NEGOTIATIONS.

    THE TREATY WAS SIGNED BY THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES, MR.SHIINA, FOR JAPAN, AND MR.DONG WONG LEE, FOR SOUTH KOREA.UNDER TERMS OF THE TREATY JAPAN WILL MEET SOUTH KOREA'S PROPERTY CLAIMS AS RESULT OF WORLD WAR TWO; HONOUR THE STATUS OF KOREANS RESIDENT IN JAPAN; AND, PROVIDE ABOUT 800 MILLION DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC AID TO THE SOUTH KOREAN REPUBLIC.

    IN JAPAN, THE POLITICAL LEFT HAS OPPOSED THE NEGOTIATIONS LEADING TO THE TREATY.THE OPPOSITION PARTIES HAVE CLAIMED THAT THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BOWED TO AMERICAN PRESSURE IN PROCEEDING WITH THE TALKS AND THE SIGNING OF THE TREATY.

    AS THE CEREMONY IN THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE WAS GOING ON, STUDENTS GATHERED IN HARIBA PARK TO PROTEST AGAINST THE TREATY.SEVERAL THOUSAND ATTEMPTED TO MARCH ON THE RESIDENCE, BUT WERE TURNED BACK BY POLICE.THE STUDENTS RETURNED TO THE PARK, WHERE STRONG SQUADS OF TOUGH RIOT POLICE WERE DRAWN UP TO KEEP THEM IN CHECK.BUT A SHORT TIME LATER TROUBLE BROKE OUT.

    FOR SEVERAL HOURS POLICE FOUGHT WITH A HARD CORE OF STUDENTS ARMED WITH BOMBOO POLES AND STONES.THE POLICE SEALED OFF THE PARK WITH ARMOURED CARS AND THEN CHARGED THE STUDENTS.WEILDING BATONS AND WEARING FACE MASKS THE POLICE WERE HURLED BACK BY THE STUDENTS WHO RESISTED FIERCELY.

    EVENTUALLY, POLICE WERE ABLE TO GAIN THE UPPER HAND, BUT NOT BEFORE 102 OF THEM HAD BEEN INJURED.AN ESTIMATED 150 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED AND ABOUT 30 OTHERS WERE HURT.

    RIOTS ALSO BROKE OUT IN SEOUL, THE SOUTH KOREAN CAPITAL.POLICE THERE ALSO USED BATONS AND TEAR GAS TO BREAK UP A CROWD OF ABOUT 8000 STUDENTS LIKEWISE PROTESTING AGAINST THE TREATY.MORE THAN 500 STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED, AND ABOUT 90 POLICEMEN WERE HURT DURING THE SIX HOURS OF CLASHES IN THE CITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVANICZ5ZFHQXN25T4PLTPRXBMA
    Media URN:
    VLVANICZ5ZFHQXN25T4PLTPRXBMA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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