• Short Summary

    CAMBODIA'S SECOND LARGEST CITY, KOMPONG CHAM, IS REPORTED QUIET AFTER WIDESPREAD RIOTING IN WHICH AT LEAST 27 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 62 OTHERS WOUNDED.

  • Description

    CAMBODIA'S SECOND LARGEST CITY, KOMPONG CHAM, IS REPORTED QUIET AFTER WIDESPREAD RIOTING IN WHICH AT LEAST 27 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 62 OTHERS WOUNDED.

    ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST THE RECENT OVERTHROW OF CAMBODIAN LEADER PRINCE NARODOM SIHANOUK WRECKED THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE, SACKED A NUMBER OF OFFICES AND SHOPS AND BURNED DOWN THE LAW COURTS.

    ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNOR, CAMBODIAN TROOPS FIRED INTO THE DEMONSTRATORS AS THEY ATTACKED WITH KNIVES AND STICKS. HE SAID THOUSANDS OF RIOTERS HAD BEEN RUNNING ALL OVER THE CITY SHOUTING THAT THEY WANTED SIHANOUK RETURNED TO POWER. THEY SMASHED DOWN DOORS OF RESIDENCES WHERE THE FORMER HEAD OF STATE'S PICTURE HAD NOT BEEN DISPLAYED.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS HOISTED PORTRAITS OF PRINCE SIHANOUK ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND HOUSES. CAMBODIAN TROOPS MADE NO EFFORT TO REMOVE THEM OR THE ROAD SIGNS BEARING THE FAMILY NAME OF PRINCE SIHANOUK.

    PILES OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT LEAFLETS STILL LITTERED THE STREETS WHILE SOLDIERS KEPT A RELAXED EYE ON THE SITUATION AND A GUNBOAT TRAINED ITS GUNS FROM THE MEKONG RIVER.

    KOMPONG CHAM, CAPITAL OF THE PROVINCE, IS SITUATED BESIDE THE MEKONG RIVER, ABOUT 50 MILES NORTH-EAST OF PHNOM PENH AND OPPOSITE SOUTH VIETNAM'S TAY NINH PROVINCE.

    THE DAY AFTER THE DEMONSTRATION, WHICH TOOK PLACE ON MARCH 27, THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR, MR. TIAN KIM CHIENG, PARADED 14 CAPTURED VIETNAMESE IN THE TOWN SQUARE. THE VIETNAMESE, SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF THE VIETCONG, WERE ALLEGED TO BE THE RINGLEADERS OF THE DEMONSTRATION.

    THE NEW CAMBODIAN REGIME OF GENERAL LON NOL HAS BLAMED ??? VIETCONG FOR INSTIGATING THE DISTURBANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4ASKA78ZWOOEFPLRZW0RBEYD5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ASKA78ZWOOEFPLRZW0RBEYD5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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