• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 10,000 SOUTH VIETNAM BUDDHISTS ENDED A 24-HOUR HUNGER STRIKE IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (MONDAY).THEY?

  • Description

    MORE THAN 10,000 SOUTH VIETNAM BUDDHISTS ENDED A 24-HOUR HUNGER STRIKE IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (MONDAY).THEY BEGAN THEIR FOODLESS SITDOWN IN THE XA LOI PAGODA - SAIGON'S MAIN ONE - ON SUNDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S ALLEGED RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION.

    EARLIER, THEY PRAYED FOR THE FIVE MONKS AND ONE NUN WHO BURNED THEMSELVES TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE BUDDHIST CAMPAIGN.THE CROWDS, WHO SPILLED OUT INTO SURROUNDING STREETS, CHEERED AND CLAPPED AS BUDDHIST MONKS STRONGLY CRITICISED THE ROMAN CATHOLIC - LED GOVERNMENT.

    ONLY A FEW FEET AS THE HUNGER STRIKE BEGAN.BOY SCOUTS AND OTHER HELPERS SERVED THEM WITH DRINKS OF WATER AND TEA THROUGHOUT THE DAY.POLICE WERE STATIONED NEARBY, BUT TOOK NO ACTION.

    MEANWHILE, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT 13 BUDDHIST STUDENTS IN HUE HAD VOLUNTEERED TO COMMIT SUICIDE TO FURTHER THEIR RELIGION'S CAUSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3K828JW5BTE9T81YN7LURB5LP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3K828JW5BTE9T81YN7LURB5LP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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