• Short Summary

    Armed riot police clashed with thousands of anti-government demonstrators in the suburbs of Saigon on Thursday (28 November), leaving scores of injured on both sides.

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    Armed riot police clashed with thousands of anti-government demonstrators in the suburbs of Saigon on Thursday (28 November), leaving scores of injured on both sides.

    The largest and most violent demonstrations centred around two Roman Catholic churches in Gia Dinh District, near Saigon's Ton Son Nhut airbase.

    Sporadic fighting at barbed wire barricades surrounding the churches took place throughout the morning and into imd-afternoon. small pieces of barbed wire from slingshots into crowds of demonstrators.

    The riots started when about 3,000 demonstrators tried to march to central Saigon after hearing the leader of the anti-government movement, Father Tram Yuu Thanh, speak.

    But police and troops cordoned off 100 blocks in the suburbs and another 150 blocks in the contre of Saigon.

    The demonstration were originally timed to coincide with the court trial of 3 Saigon newspapers, accused of defaming President Nguyen Van Thieu. The trial, however, was postponed to February 3rd, 1975.

    In another development on ???ednesday, President Tkieu approved a cabinet reshuffle, including replacements for four ministers who resigned about a month ago. One of the outgoing ministers was Information Minister, Moang Duc Nha, a cousin of President Thieu and one of his closest advisors.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5VGUQXE4XUYD9D8A77OJRKYEU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VGUQXE4XUYD9D8A77OJRKYEU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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