• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S HOA HAO SECT PARADED IN THEIR THOUSANDS ON SUNDAY AT LONG XUYEN, THE SECT'S BIRTHPLACE.

  • Description

    MEMBERS OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S HOA HAO SECT PARADED IN THEIR THOUSANDS ON SUNDAY AT LONG XUYEN, THE SECT'S BIRTHPLACE. ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTH WEST OF SAIGON. THEY WERE MARKING THE DEATH OF THEIR LEADER, THE LATE NUYNH PHU SO, WHO WAS ASSASSINATED BY VIET CONG SEVERAL YEARS AGO, AND AT THE SAME TIME DEMONSTRATING IN SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN AIR STRIKES AGAINST NORTH VIETNAM.

    MANY OF THE MARCHERS CARRIED BANNERS AND PLACARDS STRONGLY DENOUNCING COMMUNISTS. A HUGE PORTRAIT OF NUYNH PHU SO WAS PLACED ON AN ALTAR AS AGED MEMBERS OF THE SECT GATHERED AROUND ARMED WITH ANCIENT TRIBAL SPEARS. THE CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY SEVERAL HIGH-RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, WHO WERE GIVEN A ROUSING WELCOME ON THEIR ARRIVAL.

    (THE HOA HAO SECT IS STAUNCHLY ANTI-COMMUNIST AND HAS ITS OWN ARMY, WHICH FOUGHT AGAINST THE FORMER REGIME OF THE LATE PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM. THEIR REBELLION WAS CRUSHED BY DIEM'S REGIME.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PUNXUXX9SQUWLNB3839L86S1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PUNXUXX9SQUWLNB3839L86S1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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