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    Rioting crowds try and prevent Japanese parliament ratifying U.S. security pact. Tokyo.

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    Item title reads - Parliament's a riot.

    Rioting crowds try to stop Japan ratifying U.S. security pact allowing American bases 10 more years in Japan. Tokyo, Japan.

    L/S crowds milling about outside the House of Representatives in Tokyo. M/S one of the demonstration organisers speaking to the crowds through microphone, pan to crowds listening. M/S crowds waving flags. M/S police reinforcements pushing their way through the crowd. Various shots of demonstrators fighting with police, a policeman on the ground is being kicked by the demonstrators. L/S interior House of Representatives with empty seats and just a few people seated in the front. M/S crowds in the corridors of the Diet building trying to push their way in. L/S police marching up the stairs to quell the demonstrators who are sitting down. M/S policemen's boots as they march upstairs. Police come into corridor where demonstrators are sitting down.

    Various shots of the violent struggles between police and demonstrators with people being forcibly dragged away. M/S one demonstrator lying on his back lashing out with both feet as the police try to cart him away. M/S police carrying man away. Interior shot as the members stand up when speaker, Ichiro Kiyose arrives. M/S terrific scuffle going on in doorway as speaker is hustled in by his associates. Various shots as fights go on as he is pushed towards his chair, he is forced round back of chair, he makes a desperate lunge to reach the microphone and begins to speak into it as his associates crowd around and all around begin to applaud. Elevated L/S members in the House applauding.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:47:00 / 01:42:25:00

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