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    IN SAIGON, THE SOUTH VIETNAM CAPITAL, DEMONSTRATIONS AND COUNTER DEMONSTRATIONS OVER ALLEGED RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE MAJORITY BUDDHIST POPULATION CONTINUE.

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    IN SAIGON, THE SOUTH VIETNAM CAPITAL, DEMONSTRATIONS AND COUNTER DEMONSTRATIONS OVER ALLEGED RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE MAJORITY BUDDHIST POPULATION CONTINUE.

    ON TUESDAY AN ANTI-BUDDHIST DEMONSTRATION BY DISABLED WAR VETERANS.ABOUT 200 VETERANS, MANY ON CRUTCHES, MADE A MOCK ATTEMPT TO STORM THE GATES OF SAIGON'S MAIN BUDDHIST TEMPLE - THE XA LOI PAGODA, IN PROTEST AGAINST THE DAILY BUDDHIST DEMONSTRATIONS IN THEIR CAMPAIGN TO END ALLEGED GOVERNMENT DISCRIMINATION.

    WHILE THE VETERANS STOOD OUTSIDE THE PAGODA, INSIDE A TINY BUDDHIST NUN, THE MOTHER OF HER COUNTRY'S MOST DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THAT SHE PLANS TO BURN HERSELF TO DEATH TO SUPPORT THE BUDDHIST'S CAMPAIGN.THE NUN, DIEU HUE, IS THE MOTHER OF BUU HOI, FAMED FOR HIS STUDY OF LEPROSY, AND CURRENTLY AMBASSADOR TO SEVERAL WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

    HER THREAT TO COMMIT SUICIDE IS TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY IN SAIGON.ALREADY ONE MONK, QUANG DUC, HAS BURNT HIMSELF TO DEATH TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN, AND A NOTED WRITER KILLED HIMSELF BY SWALLOWING POISON.

    OUTSIDE THE PAGODA THE ANTI-BUDDHIST DEMONSTRATORS, USING GOVERNMENT SOUND TRUCKS THREW PAMPHLETS INTO THE PAGODA'S GROUNDS.SINCE THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE USING GOVERNMENT TRUCKS POLICE MADE LITTLE EFFORT TO STOP THEM.

    LATER THE GOVERNMENT DISCLAIMED ANY PART IN THE DEMONSTRATION AND BLAMED AN "OVERZEALOUS" ARMY OFFICER, LT.COL.TRAN THANH CHIEU.THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAD BEEN DISMISSED AND SENTENCED TO 40 DAYS DETENTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA69C72JLP60XUS6J6I3H7PYYRG
    Media URN:
    VLVA69C72JLP60XUS6J6I3H7PYYRG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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