• Short Summary

    MONKS AND NUNS AT THE AN QUANG PAGODA, SAIGON - THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE MILITANT SECTION OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S UNIFIED BUDDHIST MOVEMENT - ARE TAKING PART IN A THREE-DAY HUNGER STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST THE CONFLICT IN THEIR COUNTRY.

  • Description

    MONKS AND NUNS AT THE AN QUANG PAGODA, SAIGON - THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE MILITANT SECTION OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S UNIFIED BUDDHIST MOVEMENT - ARE TAKING PART IN A THREE-DAY HUNGER STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST THE CONFLICT IN THEIR COUNTRY.

    THE HUNGER STRIKE BEGAN WHEN HUNDREDS OF MONKS AND NUNS FROM THROUGHOUT SOUTH VIETNAM ASSEMBLED IN SAIGON FOR THE CELEBRATION OF BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY.

    INSIDE THE BE-FLAGGED AND DECORATED PAGODA, MONKS AND NUNS BEGAN THEIR THREE-DAY FAST. THEIR INTENTION WAS TO DEMONSTRATE THE NEED FOR PEACE IN VIETNAM.

    IN OTHER WAYS, SOUTH VIETNAM'S BUDDHISTS CELEBRATED THE BIRTH OF BUDDHA AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF CONTINUED STRIFE. THE 24-HOUR CEASE-FIRE WHICH WAS TO HAVE BEEN OBSERVED BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT WAS BROKEN, AND SPORADIC FIGHTING WENT ON THROUGH THE PERIOD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA65JSALM0869TQFUOECRAUFLBH
    Media URN:
    VLVA65JSALM0869TQFUOECRAUFLBH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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