• Short Summary

    IN ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION OF PROTEST AGAINST THE DIEM GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH VIETNAM, A BUDDHIST GIRL FAILED IN A SUICIDE BID.

  • Description

    IN ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION OF PROTEST AGAINST THE DIEM GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH VIETNAM, A BUDDHIST GIRL FAILED IN A SUICIDE BID.SHE HACKED AT HER WRIST WITH A HATCHET.THREE MONKS AND A NUN HAVE BURNED THEMSELVES TO DEATH SO FAR IN SIMILAR PROTESTS AGAINST WHAT THEY CONSIDER OPPRESSION BY THE PREDOMINANTLY ROMAN CATHOLIC GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT DIEM.

    THE GIRL'S SUICIDE BID WAS MADE ON THE STEPS OF THE XA LOI PAGODA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE BUDDHISTS IN SAIGON.SHE EARLIER WROTE THREE LETTERS, INCLUDING ONE TO THE PRESIDENT.IT READ IN PART: "I OFFER BUDDHA MY LEFT HAND AS A HUMBLE CONTRIBUTION WHILE OUR RELIGION IS ENDANGERED."
    HORRIFIED MONKS, STANDING NEARBY, GRAPPLED WITH THE GIRL AND WRESTED THE HATCHET FROM HER.EARLIER SHE HAD PRAYED.

    FILM SHOWS THE SERVICES GOING ON IN THE PAGODA...THE GIRL ON A STRETCHER AND BEING CARRIED FROM THE BUILDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DSHT9MSMW3VVKMUQ6TFUWOJG
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DSHT9MSMW3VVKMUQ6TFUWOJG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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