• Short Summary

    ARMED SOUTH VIETNAMESE POLICE ARE CONSTANTLY PATROLLING THE STREETS OF SAIGON, ITS CAPITAL, FOLLOWING A WARNING BY THE BUDDHISTS THAT STUDENTS WOULD AGAIN RIOT AND CLOSE ALL MARKETS IF THEIR DEMANDS WERE NOT MET BY THE KHANH GOVERNMENT.

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    ARMED SOUTH VIETNAMESE POLICE ARE CONSTANTLY PATROLLING THE STREETS OF SAIGON, ITS CAPITAL, FOLLOWING A WARNING BY THE BUDDHISTS THAT STUDENTS WOULD AGAIN RIOT AND CLOSE ALL MARKETS IF THEIR DEMANDS WERE NOT MET BY THE KHANH GOVERNMENT. THE BUDDHISTS ALSO ISSUED AN ULTIMATUM.

    THE DEMANDS INCLUDE CONVENING A NATIONAL CONGRESS TO ELECT A HEAD OF STATE; COMPENSATION FOR THOSE BUDDHISTS INJURED IN THE RECENT DISTURBANCES WITH ROMAN CATHOLIC YOUTHS; AND AN APPEAL FOR LENIENCY FOR ARRESTED BUDDHISTS WHO BARRICADED OFF SECTIONS OF SAIGON DURING THE RIOTS.

    WHILE THE GOVERNMENT, LED BY MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, WAS CONSIDERING THE DEMANDS, THOUSANDS OF BUDDHISTS, INCLUDING NUNS AND MONKS, GATHERED AT THE BUDDHIST HEADQUARTERS IN SAIGON ON SEPTEMBER 5 TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO TWO MEMBERS OF THEIR FAITH WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF THE BLOODY POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS DISTURBANCES LAST WEEK. THEY WERE BURIED THE NEXT DAY.

    MEANWHILE IN DOWNTOWN SAIGON, ARMED TROOPS CONTINUE TO GUARD THE ROMAN CATHOLIC BASILICA OF OUR LADY, WHICH WAS NEARLY SACKED BY BUDDHIST RIOTERS DURING THE DISTURBANCES. IF TROUBLE STARTS AGAIN BETWEEN ROMAN CATHOLIC AND BUDDHIST YOUTHS, IT IS THOUGHT LIKELY THAT THE BASILICA MAY BE A TARGET FOR THE BUDDHISTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AGXOCCWQ1UYNE3I4KT77K4K1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AGXOCCWQ1UYNE3I4KT77K4K1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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