• Short Summary

    Anti-Government students fought a pitched battle with police in Saigon on Saturday (18th Sept) as opposition to South Vietnam's s one-man Presidential Election reached a new peak. 22 students were injured when riot police hurled teargas grenades into the city's Buddhist University where students burned effigies of President Nguyen Van Thieu and shouted anti-American slogans.

  • Description

    Anti-Government students fought a pitched battle with police in Saigon on Saturday (18th Sept) as opposition to South Vietnam's s one-man Presidential Election reached a new peak. 22 students were injured when riot police hurled teargas grenades into the city's Buddhist University where students burned effigies of President Nguyen Van Thieu and shouted anti-American slogans. Groups of students on several occasions rushed out of the university gates to hurl stones and fire bombs at the police. Earlier in the day clouds of teargas hung over Saigon when a group of 20 former parliamentarians and supporters marched to the steps of the Lower House of the National Assembly to protest against alleged rigging of last month's Lower House elections. During this demonstration police fired teargas at reporters and passers-by who had gathered to watch. During the day American servicemen were ordered to keep off the streets, and U.S. military police drove around the city warning them to return to their bases.

    While obtaining this coverage Visnews Cameraman Neil Davis was burned on the back, arms and legs, and second cameraman Kim So was overcome by teargas.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4534W88OS4MM8WKKCGB7GQK1T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4534W88OS4MM8WKKCGB7GQK1T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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