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    OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON TODAY ( TUESDAY) EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN NO FOREWARNING OF SUNDAY'S MILITARY COUP IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

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    OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON TODAY ( TUESDAY) EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN NO FOREWARNING OF SUNDAY'S MILITARY COUP IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THE LATEST COUP WAS STAGED BY THE SO-CALLED "YOUNG TURK" GENERALS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM ARMY, WHO DISSOLVED THE COUNTRY'S PROVISIONAL LEGISLATURE -- THE HIGH COUNCIL.

    GENERAL THI SAID THAT THE CHIEF OF STATE, MR PHAN KHAC SUU, WOULD EXERCISE ALL LEGISLATIVE POWER UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT CONVENED A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WITHIN THREE MONTHS. THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER, MR TRAN VAN HUONG, WOULD CONTINUE TO ADMINISTER AFFAIRS OF STATE.

    THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL WEEKS OF POLITICAL TENSION IN SAIGON ARISING FROM BUDDHIST OPPOSITION TO MR TRAN VAN HUONG, WHOSE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT CAME TO POWER ON THE 31ST OF OCTOBER. THE YOUNG GENERALS STAGED THEIR COUP IN A MOVE TO RE-ESTABLISH STRONG MILITARY CONTROL OVER THE CIVILIAN REGIME, AND THEREBY STRENGTHEN IT.

    THE YOUNG GENERALS, ACTING AS A MILITARY COUNCIL, DECLARED THE HIGH COUNCIL DISSOLVED IN A PROCLAMATION BROADCAST IN SAIGON SUNDAY AT DAWN. FIFTY-ONE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED, INCLUDING STUDENTS, LAY BUDDHIST LEADERS AND MEMBERS OF THE HIGH COUNCIL ITSELF.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WHU0EIWO797KXXBH39E9AFMJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WHU0EIWO797KXXBH39E9AFMJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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