• Short Summary

    REACTION AGAINST THE REGIME OF FORMER PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM CONTINUES IN SOUTH VIETNAM, AND IS TYPIFIED BY THE SACKING OF THE HOME OF THE YOUNGEST OF THE FOUR NGO BROTHERS, NGO DINH CAN.

  • Description

    REACTION AGAINST THE REGIME OF FORMER PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM CONTINUES IN SOUTH VIETNAM, AND IS TYPIFIED BY THE SACKING OF THE HOME OF THE YOUNGEST OF THE FOUR NGO BROTHERS, NGO DINH CAN.

    HE WAS REFERRED TO LOCALLY AS THE "KING OF CENTRAL VIETNAM" BECAUSE OF POWER AND INFLUENCE IN THE AREA.FOLLOWING THE OVERTHROW OF THE DIEM GOVERNMENT, A MOB GATHERED AT HIS LUXURY MANSION AT HUE INTENT ON LYNCHING HIM.NGO DINH CAN, HOWEVER, ESCAPED AND SOUGHT ASYLUM IN A NEARBY U.S.CONSULATE.

    THE MOB RIOTED IN THE MANSION, SMASHING AND LOOTING ITS COSTLY FURNISHINGS.THEY ALSO FOUND CONFIRMATION OF WHAT HAD BEEN SUSPECTED BUT NEVER SEEN: THE EXISTENCE OF A NUMBER OF PRISON CELLS CONCEALED UNDERGROUND.THESE CELLS WERE SMALL, DARK AND UNFURNISHED SO THAT PRISONERS COULD ONLY SIT ON THE FLOOR.IT IS BELIEVED THAT MANY OF THE PEOPLE HELD WERE EITHER POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS OPPONENTS OF THE DIEM GOVERNMENT.

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S NEW LEADERS HAVE PROMISED FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND GREATER CIVIL LIBERTIES TO PREVENT A REPETITION OF THE DISCOVERIES AT HUE.THE BUDDHIST PAGODAS RECENTLY HAVE BEEN CROWDED WITH THOUSANDS OF WORSHIPPERS ATTENDING MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR THOSE WHO DIED DURING THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA442HCYDR5P59TS80Q5KFE8EMT
    Media URN:
    VLVA442HCYDR5P59TS80Q5KFE8EMT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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