• Short Summary

    South Vietnamese war veterans have joined the demonstrations against the one-man Presidential elections scheduled for Sunday (October 3).

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    LV Veterans collecting timber & feeding fire in street
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    CU Posters of Thieu in fire
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    SV & CU Veteran with rubber tyro for fire (2 shots)
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    SV Veteran pulls down Thieu poster & into fire
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    SV Petrol poured on fire
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    SV Demonstrator lights fire
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    CV & LV Posters burning
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    SV Veteran with missing arm carry wood along road
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    SV Shop-owners clear pavement displays
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    SV & LV Another fire (shots)
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    SV Policemen diverting traffic
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    SV Soldiers arriving & laying barbed wire along street (2 shots)
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    SV & LV Soldiers behind barbed-wire looking at fire & demonstrators (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: South Vietnamese war veterans have joined the demonstrations against the one-man Presidential elections scheduled for Sunday (October 3). Calling for fresh elections and the resignation of President Thieu -- only contender in the ballot -- they ??? fires in several Saigon streets. Riot police and troops were called in, and at one stage the demonstrating veterans were dispersed with tear gas. Other threatened demonstrations by students failed to take place.

    SYNOPSIS: South Vietnamese war veterans -- many of them crippled -- have entered the demonstrations against the forthcoming one-man presidential elections next Sunday. In and around Saigon, the country's capital, during the weekend, they list several street fires and fed them with election campaign posters urging people to vote for president Thieu -- only contender in the ballot.

    Throughout the ??? of the city during the weekend, massive demonstrations by students failed to take place. Heavy police and troop reinforcements were rushed into Saigon to guard strategic buildings following student threats of disruption, but sporadic street fighting between troops and squads of students and veterans were described as minor. Throughout the weekend an appeal by President Thieu to 'keep calm' was broadcast by radio. The President, meanwhile, ha promised to resign if more than half of Sunday's votes are invalid.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3PR4N2DN1P8LI9O52GO28NC66
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PR4N2DN1P8LI9O52GO28NC66
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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