• Short Summary

    IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM,
    BUDDHISTS CONTINUE TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF PRIME
    MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY.?

  • Description

    IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM,
    BUDDHISTS CONTINUE TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF PRIME
    MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY. THEY ARE DETERMINED TO KEEP UP THEIR PRESSURE FOR A
    POLITICAL CHANGE AS WELL AS TO CONDEMN THE GOVERNMENT FOR ITS RECENT USE OF
    FORCE IN CRUSHING THE BUDDHIST-LED REVOLT IN THE NORTHERN CITY OF DANANG WHERE
    76 PEOPLE DIED IN EIGHT DAYS OF FIGHTING.

    IN THE LATEST DEMONSTRATION IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), MORE THAN 100 BUDDHIST
    MONKS AND HUNDREDS OF THEIR FOLLOWERS SET FIRE TO WOODEN CRATES WHICH THEY
    FORMED AS BARRICADES TO STOP ADVANCING COMBAT TROOPS.

    THE DEMONSTRATION QUICKLY TURNED INTO RIOTING IN WHICH TROOPS USED TEARGAS TO
    DISPERSE ROCK-HURLING STUDENTS. THE RIOTING WAS SPARKED OFF AT THE WAVE OF
    BUDDHIST FLAGS BY MONKS WHO STOOD ON BOXES PLACED IN THE CENTRE OF THE ROAD.

    SOME OF THE RETREATING MONKS PICKED UP THE SMOKING RED AND BLUE TEARGAS
    CANISTERS AND HURLED THEM BACK AT THE POLICE. THE CHOKING FUMES CAUGHT
    VIETNAMESE ON THEIR WAY TO WORK AND ENTERED TWO OF THE CITY'S BIGGEST HOTELS
    WHICH ARE BOTH NEAR THE DEMONSTRATION SITE.

    IN HUE, 200 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SACKED THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION SERVICE
    LIBRARY ON THURSDAY. THEY SMASHED GLASS WINDOW PANES, HURLED BOOKS INTO A FRONT
    YARD BONFIRE THEN SET FIRE TO THE BUILDING ITSELF. THE OFFICE OF THE
    VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION WAS ALSO SET ON FIRE.

    THE INCIDENT WAS THE SECOND IN TWO YEARS. POLICEMEN IN THIS REBEL CITY MADE NO
    MOVE TO HALT THE STUDENTS AND GUARDS IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING QUIETLY WITHDREW
    WHEN THE MOB ARRIVED. THEY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR PREMIER
    KY'S GOVERNMENT.

    THE NORTHERN UNIVERSITY TOWN OF HUE HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MAIN CENTRES OF
    AGITATION AGAINST THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT.

    MEANWHILE, AMERICAN CIVILIAN HAVE STARTED TO EVACUATE FROM HUE BECAUSE THE
    AMERICAN CONSULATE COULD NOT GUARANTEE THEIR SAFETY IN BITTER CLASHES BETWEEN
    REBEL BUDDHISTS AND GOVERNMENT FORCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1AQVSI9G933D09K20QT39VZFZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AQVSI9G933D09K20QT39VZFZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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