• Short Summary

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAIGON ON THURSDAY, THE NEW MINISTER OF SECURITY, MAJOR-GENERAL TON THAT DINH, SAID MILITARY LEADERS DECIDED TO OVERTHROW THE REGIME OF PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM BECAUSE IT HAD BROKEN PROMISES ON REFORMS, AND FAILED TO RELEASE PEOPLE DETAINED FOLLOWING THE CRACKDOWN ON BUDDHISTS IN AUGUST.

  • Description

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAIGON ON THURSDAY, THE NEW MINISTER OF SECURITY, MAJOR-GENERAL TON THAT DINH, SAID MILITARY LEADERS DECIDED TO OVERTHROW THE REGIME OF PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM BECAUSE IT HAD BROKEN PROMISES ON REFORMS, AND FAILED TO RELEASE PEOPLE DETAINED FOLLOWING THE CRACKDOWN ON BUDDHISTS IN AUGUST.

    MAJOR-GENERAL DINH SAID HE WAS PUT UNDER CLOSE ARREST FOR 15 DAYS SHORTLY BEFORE THE COUP AND "CONSTANTLY WATCHED BY DIEM'S HENCHMEN AS THE FORMER REGIME WANTED TO ELIMINATE ME".

    HE SAID THE NEW MILITARY GOVERNMENT WAS DETERMINED TO ABOLISH UNLAWFUL ARRESTS, INHUMAN TORTURE, AND LIQUIDATIONS.THE MAJOR-GENERAL THEN EXPLAINED ON A MAP THE THREE PHASES OF THE SUCCESSFUL COUP.

    NOW MARTIAL LAW AND THE CURFEW, IMPOSED AT THE TIME OF THE COUP, HAVE BEEN LIFTED IN SAIGON.THE CITY IS RELAXED AGAIN WITH RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTCLUBS DOING BIG BUSINESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1O1VMJGX2A3YZE2LSFUH0GDZB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1O1VMJGX2A3YZE2LSFUH0GDZB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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