• Short Summary

    THE UNSUCCESSFUL SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, TRUONG DINH DZU, WHO HAS LED DEMANDS FOR A NEW ELECTION, WAS DETAINED BY SECURITY OFFICIALS TODAY (FRIDAY) IN CONNECTION WITH CHARGES OF HOLDING AN ILLEGAL PRESS CONFERENCE AND DEFAMATION OF A COURT JUDGE.

  • Description

    THE UNSUCCESSFUL SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, TRUONG DINH DZU, WHO HAS LED DEMANDS FOR A NEW ELECTION, WAS DETAINED BY SECURITY OFFICIALS TODAY (FRIDAY) IN CONNECTION WITH CHARGES OF HOLDING AN ILLEGAL PRESS CONFERENCE AND DEFAMATION OF A COURT JUDGE. YESTERDAY, SOME 800 BUDDHIST MONKS AND NUNS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF SAIGON IN A DEMONSTRATION SEEN AS A PROTEST AGAINST THE RESULT OF THE ELECTIONS.

    THE THREE-AND-A-HALF MILE (5 KM) MARCH WAS THE BIGGEST OF ITS KIND SINCE LAST YEAR'S ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS. THE MONKS AND NUNS MARCHED TO THE INDEPENDENCE PALACE WHERE A LETTER WAS HANDED TO GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU, THE MILITARY HEAD OF STATE ELECTED PRESIDENT IN THE ELECTIONS EARLIER THIS MONTH, PROTESTING AGAINST A NEW GOVERNMENT CHARTER WHICH PUTS CONTROL OF THE BUDDHIST MOVEMENT INTO THE HANDS OF PRO-GOVERNMENT FACTIONS.

    HOWEVER, THE MILITANT BUDDHIST FACTION HAS ALREADY VIRTUALLY ALIGNED ITSELF WITH THE UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES, LED BY MR. DZU, AND THE MARCH IS SEEN AS A POLITICAL PROTEST AGAINST THE ELECTION RESULTS. AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY, THE MILITANT BUDDHISTS DEMANDED THE ELECTIONS BOTH FOR A PRESIDENT AND A SENATE, BE DECLARED INVALID. THERE HAVE BEEN WIDESPREAD ALLEGATIONS THAT THE ELECTIONS WERE RIGGED IN FAVOUR OF MILITARY CANDIDATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4GOIWMWE0GE9KIHBCXXFMRMG6
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GOIWMWE0GE9KIHBCXXFMRMG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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