• Short Summary

    IT WAS REPORTED TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT GOVERNMENT AND REBEL FORCES IN DA NANG ARE MOVING TOWARDS NEGOTIATIONS TO END THE FIGHTING THAT HAS SPLIT THE CITY FOR THE PAST WEEK.

  • Description

    IT WAS REPORTED TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT GOVERNMENT AND REBEL FORCES IN DA NANG ARE MOVING TOWARDS NEGOTIATIONS TO END THE FIGHTING THAT HAS SPLIT THE CITY FOR THE PAST WEEK.

    HEAVY FIGHTING WAS REPORTED IN THE CITY TODAY AT THE SAME TIME AS IT WAS REPORTED NEGOTIATIONS HAD BEGUN. THE FIGHTING BECAME INTENSE ON THURSDAY AROUND ONE OF DA NANG'S TWO MAIN PAGODAS, THEN OCCUPIED BY THE REBELS.

    ON FRIDAY GOVERNMENT FORCES OCCUPIED THE PAGODA AFTER FOUR HOURS OF BITTER STREET FIGHTING WITH REBELS AND DISSIDENTS IN WHICH TWO BUDDHIST MONKS WERE KILLED.

    THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE ASSISTED BY TANKS AND AIRCRAFT FIRE. THE TANKS SPRAYED REBEL-HELD BUILDINGS WITH HEAVY MACHINE-GUN FIRE.

    A REBEL OFFICER CLAIMED TODAY THAT IN THE PAST SEVEN DAYS 215 PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED AND 795 WOUNDED IN THE FIGHTING.

    MEANWHILE, THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM, MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE, HAS RETURNED TO SAIGON AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS ABSENCE.

    HE REFUSED TO COMMENT ON THE LATEST CRISIS.

    BUDDHIST LEADERS HELD A MEETING ATTENDED BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN SAIGON ON FRIDAY TO DECLARE RENEWED OPPOSITION TO AIR MARSHAL KY'S GOVERNMENT.

    LATER, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED IN THE CITY, THROWING STONES AND PETROL BOMBS AT THE POLICE, AND IGNORING TEARGAS GRENADES FIRED AT THEM BY POLICE.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS DISPERSED WHEN COMBAT TROOPS WITH LOADED RIFLES APPEARED IN THE STREETS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED PLACARDS ATTACKING THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND THE UNITED STATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3H8RHLZF40Z14HBZKFX1RJ128
    Media URN:
    VLVA3H8RHLZF40Z14HBZKFX1RJ128
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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