• Short Summary

    POLICE AND BUDDHIST DEMONSTRATORS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AGAIN CLASHED IN THE STREETS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, SAIGON.

  • Description

    POLICE AND BUDDHIST DEMONSTRATORS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AGAIN CLASHED IN THE STREETS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, SAIGON. THE BUDDHIST HAD SET UP ALTARS AS ROADBLOCKS, AND ONE NUN WAS SHOT DEAD AS SHE TRIED TO PICK UP AN OVERTURNED ALTAR.

    HUNDREDS OF BUDDHIST FAMILY ALTARS WERE SET UP IN THE STREETS A WEEK AGO AS PART OF A CAMPAIGN OF PASSIVE RESISTANCE AGAINST THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OF MARSHAL KY. WHEN TRUCK-LOADS OF ARMED POLICE ARRIVE TO CLEAR THE STREETS. BUDDHIST MONKS AND NUNS CROWDED ROUND THE ALTARS IN PRAYER.

    THE BUDDHISTS AND THEIR FOLLOWERS SOON CLASHED WITH THE POLICE... STONES WERE HURLED, AND SECURITY FORCES REPLIED WITH TEAR GAS GRENADES. BUT FINALLY THE DEMONSTRATORS FELL BACK AND THE POLICE WERE AN BE TO CLEAR THE STREETS.

    IT WAS THE TOUGHEST MOVE YET AGAINST THE BUDDHISTS, IN SAIGON, AND FOLLOWED SEVERAL WEEKS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS. LATER THE UNIFIED BUDDHIST CHURCH CALLED ON ITS FOLLOWERS TO RENEW THE TRAFFIC BLOCKING CAMPAIGN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JGS0565OS7IQRPIATD6DCJ70
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JGS0565OS7IQRPIATD6DCJ70
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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