• Short Summary

    IN SAIGON ON TUESDAY, JULY 16TH, BUDDHIST MONKS, CONTINUING THEIR NATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST TH GOVERNMENT OF ROMAN CATHOLIC PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM, DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE U.

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    IN SAIGON ON TUESDAY, JULY 16TH, BUDDHIST MONKS, CONTINUING THEIR NATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST TH GOVERNMENT OF ROMAN CATHOLIC PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM, DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE U.S. EMBASSY.

    MORE THAN 150 MONKS AND NUNS GATHERED BEFORE THE ALTER OF THE CITY'S MAIN BUDDHIST TEMPLE, THE XA LOI PAGODA, THEN SUDDENLY MARCHED OUT TO THE AMERICAN ENVOY'S RESIDENCE 300 YEARS AWAY. SOME OF THE DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED BANNERS APPEALING FOR AMERICAN SUPPORT FROM THE U.S. AMBASSADOR FREDERIC NOLTING AND PROTESTING AGAINST THE USE OF U.S. AID EQUIPMENT BY SECURITY FORCES.

    RIOT POLICE WERE QUICKLY CALLED OUT TO CONTROL THE DEMONSTRATORS. THEY QUICKLY CORDONED OFF THE AREA AROUND THE DEMONSTRATION. FOR TWO HOURS THE BUDDHISTS CHANTED AND LISTENED TO SPEECHES BY THEIR LEADERS, BEFORE DISPERSING. A HIGH-RANKING PRIEST ANNOUNCED AFTERWARDS THAT THEY WOULD BEGIN A 48-HOUR HUNGER STRIKE IN THE XA LOI PAGODA.

    YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM SAID IN A BROADCAST THAT HE HAD INSTRUCTED A SPECIAL INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE TO COOPERATE CLOSELY WITH BUDDHIST LEADERS TO SETTLE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN THE BUDDHISTS AND THE GOVERNMENT ON JUNE 16.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6C50FB2IRQ2W6K2ASM56DO8EZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6C50FB2IRQ2W6K2ASM56DO8EZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1963
    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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