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    Rioting in Taegu, South Korea..Two thousand policemen armed with clubs crushed a big demonstration, April?

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    GV PAN...Police assemble near railway station.
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    TV Police sit and block entrance to station.
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    TV PAN From police to crowd assembling.
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    GROUND SHOT, DITTO.
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    TV Demonstrators rush police.
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    TV Demonstrators fighting with police.
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    TV Police fighting, making arrests.
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    TV Demonstrators fighting with police.
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    GV Ditto.
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    TV Demonstration fight with policemen.
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    LV Police officer on top of jeep calls to demonstrators to disperse.
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    SV Police in jeep (wearing gas masks) move through crowd.
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    SV Police arresting demonstrator
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    SV Man steps into road shouting and arguing with police.
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    GV In the evening. another demonstration is led.
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    GTV Police dispersing demonstrators.
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    Police moving demonstrators.
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    Background: Rioting in Taegu, South Korea..Two thousand policemen armed with clubs crushed a big demonstration, April 2, against what has become known as the "two-evil law". This is the anti-Communism law and control law over demonstration. Those taking part included progressives, students and teachers.

    They planned to hold a rally in front of Taegu railway station, despite a ban on holding a protest meeting on station ground. At the request of the station master, the police blocked every street leading to the station. Then cam the demonstrators-about 400 of them.

    When they tried to break through, police turned on them with their clubs, and warned them not to try to reach the station. Forty-nine arrests were made. Police in two jeeps were ready to use tear gas if things got out of hand-but their colleagues could handle the situation.

    Similar demonstration occurred in three different parts of the city the same day. Police destroyed a demonstrator's loudspeaker car and confiscated placards with such slogans as "Chang Government trying to make murder law should step down" and "Government should take stern action before making the two-evil law. After dark, another group of demonstrators marched to the police station to stage a protest meeting outside. Police arrived and arrested them all, including the leaders.

    A protest rally against the "two-evil law" was held a Seoul on Mar 22 and a counter-demonstration there in Mar 28.

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    Film ID:
    VLVATANJTG7EP8E9KVFQTMRXF819
    Media URN:
    VLVATANJTG7EP8E9KVFQTMRXF819
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
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    N/A

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