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October 19, 1968. Page 4


PEKING, October 8 - Japanese workers, peasants and students held anti-U.S. rallies and demonstrations simultaneously in Tokyo, Osaka, Saitama, and Fukuoka on October 6, demanding the dismantling of the Japan-U.S. "Security Treaty," according to a Toho news agency report.

The rally in Tokyo of about 1,000 workers and students was held at a place designated for the expansion of the Tachikawa U.S. Air Base. After the rally, the participants held an impressive demonstration at the shopping center near the base.

Despite the annoying roaring of low-flying U.S. planes, the workers, peasants and students persisted in holding the rally. Speakers at the rally wrathfully condemned the U.S. imperialist war of aggression against Viet Nam and voiced their determination to struggle to the end against U.S. bases.

A worker read out the inscription written by Chairman Mao for Japanese worker friends: "The Japanese revolution will undoubtedly be victorious, provided the universal truth of Marxism-Leninism is really integrated with the concrete practice of the Japane se revolution." He said: "We must study this inscription seriously." Let us firmly arm ourselves with Mao Tse-tung's thought and strive to win final victory.

After the rally, the workers and students staged a militant demonstration around the base. Marching at the head were demonstrators holding red banners inscribed with the slogan: "LONG LIVE MAO TSE-TUNG'S THOUGHT EXCLAMATION." They appealed to the citizens to fight together with them for the dismantling of U.S. military bases.

In Saitama Prefecture, about 300 young workers and students held a rally in Osaka City where a U.S. army field hospital and the offices of the U.S. information service are located. The demonstrations expressed the determination to carry on till victory, the struggle for the abrogation of the Japan-U.S. "Security Treaty" and for the dismantling of U.S. military bases.

After the rally, the participants held a demonstration and fought fiercely with 500 police sent by the reactionary Sato government.

In Ibaraki Prefecture, about 5,000 workers, students and other citizens held a rally and demonstration in Katsuta City demanding the immediate dismantling of the U.S. military base in the city and opposing the building of a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Tokai Village outside the city.

About 400 young workers, students and other citizens held a rally near the U.S. army field hospital in Yokihama City to demand the removal of the hospital. The rally was followed by a demonstration.

About 200 young workers and students from Kansai Area held a rally and demonstration in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture, expressing their determination to struggle for the restoration of diplomatic relations between Japan and China and the smashing of the Japan-U.S. "Security Treaty."

Some 300 workers held a rally in front of Yamada ammunition depot of the U.S. air base in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, to demand the immediate dismantling of the depot. A vigorous demonstration was held after the rally.

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