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    Bangkok is quiet once again as a new Government settles in. The military government of?

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    Bangkok is quiet once again as a new Government settles in. The military government of Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn resigned on Sunday (14th October), after two days of student riots in the capital. It's now thought that as many as 400 people died in the riots.

    At the Chularongkorn University, students were signing up to help restore order. There have few police in Bangkok since the resignation of the Government. The students also launched a drive to raise money for those wounded in the fighting, and to pay for the funerals of those who died.

    The students' demands for a return to democratic rule, abolished in 1971, precipitated the riots. Field Marshal Kittikachorn ruled by decree for four years. The new Premier is Mr. Sanya Thammasak - the rector of the Thammasat University. He's already appointed a 14-member Cabinet, which has promised to implement a democratic constitution within three months.

    SYNOPSIS: Bangkok is quiet once again as a new Government settles in. The military government of Field Marshal Thanom kittikachorn resigned on Sunday, after two days of student riots. Now, the same students are signing up to help restore order. There have been few police in the city since the government resigned.

    The students have also launched a drive to raise money for the treatment of those wounded in the fighting. The money will also be used for the funerals of those who died. It's now thought that as many as four-hundred people were killed in the two days of riots. An operation to clean up the city is also underway.

    The students' demands for a return to democratic rule, which was abolished in 1971, precipitated the riots. Field Marshal Kittikachorn ruled by a decree four years. The new Premier of Thailand is Mr. Sanya Thammasak - the rector of the Thammasat University and a former Chief Justice. He has already appointed a fourteen-member Cabinet.

    The new Government has promised to implement a democratic constitution within three months, and a special panel has been set up to write it. The Government has also ordered an inquiry to find out exactly how many people were killed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CKMUN3V1ZPRID7F8QSKW3DW6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CKMUN3V1ZPRID7F8QSKW3DW6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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