• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF VIETNAMESE DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE SAIGON'S CITY HALL ON WEDNESDAY DEMANDING VENGEANCE FOR TUESDAY'S BOMB ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN SAIGON. 22 PEOPLE DIED AND 190 INJURED AS A RESULT OF THE 200 POUND (90 KILOGRAMME) BOMB EXPLOSION.

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    HUNDREDS OF VIETNAMESE DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE SAIGON'S CITY HALL ON WEDNESDAY DEMANDING VENGEANCE FOR TUESDAY'S BOMB ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN SAIGON. 22 PEOPLE DIED AND 190 INJURED AS A RESULT OF THE 200 POUND (90 KILOGRAMME) BOMB EXPLOSION.

    POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A SECOND SUSPECTED VIETCONG CADRE IN CONNECTION WITH THE BOMBING WHILE ARMED POLICE WERE MAINTAINING AN ALL-DAY GUARD AT THE HOSPITAL BEDSIDE OF THE FIRST SUSPECT, WHO WAS STILL IN A SERIOUS CONDITION With BULLET WOUNDS.

    THE CASUALTY LIST COMPRISES TWO AMERICANS, ONE UNIDENTIFIED FOREIGNER AND 19 VIETNAMESE. THREE AMERICANS WERE STILL CONSIDERED TO BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE POLICE SAY THAT THE WOUNDED VIETCONG CADRE WAS ARRESTED WITHIN MINUTES OF THE EXPLOSION WHILE TRYING TO FLEE ON A MOTOR SCOOTER. HE WAS HIT BY TWO POLICE BULLETS. HE WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE SHOT AT A POLICEMAN WHO CHALLENGED THE DRIVER OF THE CAR IN WHICH THE BOMB WAS DELIVERED. THE EXPLOSION KILLED BOTH THE POLICEMAN AND THE DRIVER OF THE CAR.

    POLICE SAY THAT IF THE WOUNDED MAN IS FOUND GUILTY NEXT WEEK BY A MILITARY COURT HE WILL BE PUBLICLY SHOT.

    MEANWHILE THE AMERICANS ARE REVIEWING THE SECURITY OF US INSTALLATIONS, INCLUDING THE POSSIBLE PROVISION OF SOME SHATTERPROOF GLAZING MATERIAL TIGHTENING OF TRAFFIC FLOW NEAR US BUILDINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3U5IXBB0P5UBMTWK43RH5E8N7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3U5IXBB0P5UBMTWK43RH5E8N7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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