• Short Summary

    IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), ROMAN CATHOLICS ONCE GAIN CAME OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY.

  • Description

    IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), ROMAN CATHOLICS ONCE GAIN CAME OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY. FOR THE PAST MONTH. THE CATHOLICS HAVE CONDEMNED BUDDHIST AGITATORS FOR THE POLITICAL UNREST IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM. THE UNREST WAS SPARKED OFF FOLLOWING THE DISMISSAL OF GENERAL NGUYEN CHA THI FROM HIS POST AS MILITARY COMMANDER OF FIVE NORTHERNMOST PROVINCES.

    THE BLACK-UNIFORMED CATHOLIC YOUTHS AND GIRLS, NUMBERING SOME 5,000-STRONG, ORGANISED IN BATTALIONS; PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF SAIGON. THEY WORE READ PAPER FLASHES ON THEIR SLEEVES AND LABELS IDENTIFYING THEM AS THE CATHOLIC FIGHTING LEAGUE.

    THEY CARRIED BANNERS DENOUNCING THE COMMUNISTS AND NEUTRALISTS AND CALLED FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION AGAINST THE MAINLY BUDDHIST AGITATORS IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCES. OTHER SLOGANS ATTACKED THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR HENRY CABOT LODGE, WHOM THE CATHOLICS SUSPECT OF WORKING WITH THE BUDDHIST LEADERS IN THE PAST TWO MONTH'S CAMPAIGN FOR A RETURN TO CIVILIAN RULE.

    THE CATHOLICS, A STRONGLY ANTI-COMMUNIST MINORITY MANY OF WHOM ARE NORTH VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, FEAR THAT THE MILITARY JUNTA'S PROMISE OF REALLY ELECTIONS WILL ALLOW THE COMMUNIST VIETCONG A CHANCE TO INFILTRATE THE FUTURE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    (EARLIER, ARMED COMBAT POLICE RAIDED THE BUDDHIST STUDENTS HEADQUARTERS AND THE OFFICE OF THE LEFTWING ANTI-GOVERNMENT VIETNAMESE CONFEDERATION OF LABOUR AND ARRESTED 40 PEOPLE.)
    (IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT HAD MOVED AGAINST ANTI-GOVERNMENT ELEMENTS SINCE THE VIOLENT BUDDHIST-LEAD AGITATION FOR AN ELECTED CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT BEGAN EARLY LAST MONTH.)
    (ALSO IN SAIGON YESTERDAY, LEADERS OF THE POWERFUL BUDDHIST UNIFIED CHURCH PREDICTED THAT THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT'S MOVE AGAINST DANANG, TO CHURCH ANTI-GOVERNMENT TROOPS, BUDDHIST MONKS, STUDENTS AND BOY SCOUTS, WOULD CAUSE A CIVIL WAR IN THE COUNTRY.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3R7RMDYPAXN53WPZP5JU6D25M
    Media URN:
    VLVA3R7RMDYPAXN53WPZP5JU6D25M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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