• Short Summary

    In ???igon on Friday (23 February), hundreds of People's Front supporters turned out in one?

  • Description

    1.
    Politicians arrive at meeting
    4 ft

    2.
    Banner across street
    7 ft

    3.
    People seated
    9 ft

    4.
    Band playing
    12 ft

    5.
    Thieu arrives
    14 ft

    6.
    Honour guard
    15 ft

    7.
    Thieu on stage
    17 ft

    8.
    People seated
    21 ft

    9.
    Thieu giving speech
    23 ft

    10.
    Cutaway people listening
    25 ft

    11.
    Thieu speaking
    28 ft

    12.
    Cutaway of people
    30 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In ???igon on Friday (23 February), hundreds of People's Front supporters turned out in one of the city's parks to attend a political rally. The event was timed to remind the nation's people that the 60-day initial period following the recent ceasefire throughout Vietnam is as the half-way stage, and that elections will soon begin.

    South Vietnamese president Nguyen Van Thieu arrived to speak at the rally and was welcomed by members of the country's legislature.

    President Thiou told the crowd that he expected the North Vietnamese government to persuade the families of active communists in the south to travel int South Vietnam in order to swell the number of communist supporters in the coming elections.

    The ceasefire agreement, signed by the United States, the North Vietnamese, the Vietcong and the South Vietnamese in Paris last month, calls for national elections in the South as soon as possible after the initial 60-day period ends.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1E3LJ41ZN12SB1XKN0E0VQ6KW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1E3LJ41ZN12SB1XKN0E0VQ6KW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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