• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS, USING TEARGAS GRENADES, CLASHED WITH STONE-THROWING STUDENT OUTSIDE A BUDDHIST HIGH SCHOOL IN SAIGON TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS, USING TEARGAS GRENADES, CLASHED WITH STONE-THROWING STUDENT OUTSIDE A BUDDHIST HIGH SCHOOL IN SAIGON TODAY (MONDAY). THE TROOPS WERE CALLED IN WHEN THE STUDENTS MARCHED OUT OF THE SCHOOL WITH ANTI-GOVERNMENT AND ANTI-AMERICAN BANNERS. THE STUDENTS LATER WITHDREW INTO THE SCHOOL.

    BEFORE FIRING MORE TEARGAS GRENADES AT THE STUDENTS IN A BID TO GET THEM OUT, FIREMEN WERE CALLED IN TO RESCUE SEVERAL INNOCENT SMALL BOYS AND GIRLS WHO WERE TRAPPED INSIDE THE SCHOOL. PARENTS WERE ALSO SUMMONED TO THE SCENE TO TAKE THEIR CHILDREN HOME.

    AS THE TROOPS FIXED BAYONETS FOR A SHOWDOWN, THE STUDENTS, WHO REFUSED TO DISPERSE, BEGAN PELTING THE TROOPS WITH STONES. THE TROOPS REPLIED WITH MORE TEARGAS GRENADES. WHEN THEY STAGGERED OUT OF THE SCHOOL THROUGH CLOUDS OF TEARGAS, POLICE ARRESTED 58 STUDENTS, TWO PROFESSORS AND ELEVEN MONKS.

    DEMONSTRATORS ALSO TURNED OUT IN THE STREETS OF THREE CENTRAL VIETNAM CITIES -- HUE, QUANG TRI AND DANANG, WHERE AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN AIR BASE IS LOCATED.

    MEANWHILE, SOME GENERALS MADE PRELIMINARY ATTEMPTS TO MEDIATE IN THE DISPUTE BETWEEN BUDDHIST LEADERS AND PRIME MINISTER TRAN VAN HUONG. THE ARMED FORCES CHIEF, LIEUTENANT GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, HAD OFFERED TO MEDIATE IN THE DISPUTE. HEAVILY ARMED VIETNAMESE FORCES GUARDED PRIVATE AMERICAN HOMES AND THE AMERICAN EMBASSY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FHXYIRYIRAK3U2VZN1VGTN1G
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FHXYIRYIRAK3U2VZN1VGTN1G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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