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    THIRTY THOUSAND ROMAN CATHOLICS MARCHED THROUGH SAIGON ON SUNDAY IN A TWO-MILE LONG PROCESSION TO MOURN SIX FELLOW CATHOLICS KILLED IN THE CITY LAST THURSDAY.

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    THIRTY THOUSAND ROMAN CATHOLICS MARCHED THROUGH SAIGON ON SUNDAY IN A TWO-MILE LONG PROCESSION TO MOURN SIX FELLOW CATHOLICS KILLED IN THE CITY LAST THURSDAY. THEY WERE SHOT WHEN TROOPS OPENED FIRE ON CATHOLIC DEMONSTRATORS STORMING THE MILITARY HEADQUARTERS.

    THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS AFTER THE FUNERAL. THE CROWD DISPERSED AND THE CAPITAL WAS QUIET FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING.

    CATHOLICS IN WHITE MOURNING CAME FROM OUTLYING DISTRICTS IN GOVERNMENT VEHICLES TO TAKE PART IN THE FUNERAL. ABOUT TWENTY THOUSAND LINED THE ROUTE FOR THE PROCESSION. A VICE-PREMIER, TWO TOP GENERALS AND A SENIOR BUDDHIST MONK ATTENDED THE REQUIEM MASS.

    A WEEK OF BLOODY RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL STRIFE ENDED ON SATURDAY WITH PREMIER NGUYEN KHANH'S WITHDRAWAL TO A MOUNTAIN RESORT FOR A REST AND THE APPOINTMENT OF DR. NGUYEN XUAN OANH, FORMER HARVARD UNIVERSITY ECONOMICS TEACHER, AS ACTING PREMIER.

    AMERICAN AMBASSADOR MAXWELL TAYLOR SAID IN SAIGON LAST NIGHT HE EXPECTED GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH TO RESUME HIS DUTIES AS HEAD OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66QIG6XMLFXY3XCF9YBF8Q8C8
    Media URN:
    VLVA66QIG6XMLFXY3XCF9YBF8Q8C8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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