• Short Summary

    A WAVE OF CIVILIAN UNREST IS SWEEPING SOUTH VIETNAM, WITH DAILY DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE RULING JUNTA AND, IN SOME CASES, THE UNITED STATES.

  • Description

    A WAVE OF CIVILIAN UNREST IS SWEEPING SOUTH VIETNAM, WITH DAILY DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE RULING JUNTA AND, IN SOME CASES, THE UNITED STATES. SOME OF THE NOISIEST DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN IN THE NORTHERN CITY OF HUE, WHERE ON WEDNESDAY POLICE PARADED IN PROTEST.

    THE TROUBLE BEGAN THREE WEEKS AGO WHEN THE TEN-MAN JUNTA STRIPPED GENERAL THI, THE HUE-BASED MILITARY LEADER, OF HIS COMMAND. A GENERAL STRIKE WAS CALLED, CLASSROOMS BOYCOTTED AND A RADIO STATION SEIZED AS THE PEOPLE PROTESTED AGAINST WHAT THEY CALLED THE JUNTA'S DICTATORIAL POWERS.

    DEMONSTRATORS DEMANDED AN END TO MILITARY RULE. THE PRIME MINISTER, AIR VICE-MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, PROMISED TO SPEED UP THE RETURN TO CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT, AT THE SAME TIME WARNING THAT HE WOULD CRACK DOWN ON AGITATORS.

    BUT THE AGITATION IS CONTINUING AND HAS NOW SPREAD SOUTH TO THE CAPITAL, SAIGON, WHERE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) A CROWD OF STUDENTS, CARRYING ANTI-GOVERNMENT AND ANTI-AMERICAN BANNERS, MARCHED ON A RADIO STATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3F75C23NKLOB5FJQRS917DHYO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3F75C23NKLOB5FJQRS917DHYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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