Tuesday, Dec. 07, 1999


Week of Nov. 1, 1968
Mobs of students — many part of the splintered Zengakuren student federation — riot in a Tokyo railway station, leaving behind smashed and charred train cars. Riot police meet the students in hand-to-hand combat.The protest: U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and Japan's role as a supply depot for the American military.