• Short Summary

    TO STOP THE COMMUNISTS VIETCONG FROM STEPPING UP THEIR TERROR CAMPAIGNS IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL OF SAIGON, POLICE HAVE BEGUN TO INTENSITY SECURITY.

  • Description

    TO STOP THE COMMUNISTS VIETCONG FROM STEPPING UP THEIR TERROR CAMPAIGNS IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL OF SAIGON, POLICE HAVE BEGUN TO INTENSITY SECURITY. MANY VIETCONG HAVE SOUGHT REFUGE IN THE CAPITAL FOLLOWING THE INCESSANT BOMBING ON COMMUNIST CONCENTRATIONS IN THE BATTLEFIELDS BY UNITED STATES AND VIETNAMESE AIRCRAFT.

    THE POLICE, USUALLY IN GROUPS OF FIVE OR TEN, CONSTANTLY PATROL THE STREETS AND ARE AT RANDOM TO STOP VEHICLES AND CONDUCT SEARCH. THE OCCUPANTS' IDENTITY PAPERS ARE CLOSELY SCRUTINISED AND THOSE FOUND WITHOUT THEM ARE CARTED AWAY TO A POLICE STATION WHERE THEY ARE DETAILED FOR SEVERAL HOURS DURING WHICH TIME THEY ARE EXHAUSTIVELY INTERROGATED.

    PEDESTRIANS ARE ALSO SEARCHED. THE NEW FORCE OF POLICEMEN HAVE JOINED IN THE INTENSIFICATION CAMPAIGN.

    SINCE THE GOVERNMENT HAS IMPOSED A CURFEW ON SAIGON FROM 11 PM. TO 2 A.M., THE POLICE ARE ALSO CONDUCTING A HOUSE-TO-HOUSE CHECK.....SOMETIMES LASTING TO SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. SUCH CHECKS HAVE OFTEN PROVED FRUITFUL.

    SEEN HERE IS A GROUP OF POLICEMEN KNOCKING ON THE DOOR AND CHECKING THE IDENTIFICATION PAPERS OF A FAMILY AT FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. MANY OCCUPANTS WERE AWAKENED FROM THEIR SLEEP WHILE THE POLICE SEARCHED EVERY NOOK AND CORNER OF THE HOUSE.

    AT THE END OF EACH SEARCH, AN OFFICER CHALKS A MARK ON THE WALL OF THE HOUSE SO THAT IT WOULD NOT BE DOUBLED CHECK.

    THE HOUSE-TO-HOUSE SEARCH IS CARRIED OUT WITH THE LEAST INCONVENIENCE TO THE OCCUPANTS. THE AREA TO BE SEARCHED HAS FIRST ITO NE CORDONED OFF. IT TAKES ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO CHECK A HOUSE.

    DURING THE SEARCH, POLICE FOUND A YOUNG MAN HIDING UNDER A BED. HE HAD NO IDENTIFICATION PAPERS. AFTER QUESTIONING, HE WAS TAKE INTO POLICE CUSTODY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5CALTJG8V0RNORG7Z0CTVV23D
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CALTJG8V0RNORG7Z0CTVV23D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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