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    SAIGON...A CITY BECOMING ACCUSTOMED TO THREATS OF VIOLENCE, WAS IN A TENSE SITUATION AGAIN TODAY?

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    SAIGON...A CITY BECOMING ACCUSTOMED TO THREATS OF VIOLENCE, WAS IN A TENSE SITUATION AGAIN TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER THE DECLARATION BY MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PREMIER, OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    THE PROCLAMATION FOLLOWS INCIDENTS IN THE REGION OF THE GULF OF TONKIN AFTER TORPEDO BOAT ATTACKS ON AMERICAN DESTROYERS AND RECIPROCAL ACTION BY UNITED STATES PLANES ON NORTH VIETNAMESE LAND-BASED INSTALLATIONS.

    FEELING IS STRONG IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL THAT THE HANOI REGIME MAY AVENGE THE AMERICAN ATTACKS WITH BOMBING RAIDS ON THE CITY. HOWEVER, AUTHORITATIVE SOURCES THERE FEEL THE MORE LIKELY NORTH VIETNAMESE REACTION WILL BE AN INTENSIFYING OF VIETCONG ACTIVITY.

    UNITED STATES BUILDINGS IN THE CITY HAVE BEEN PLACED UNDER STRONG GUARD IN CASE OF ATTEMPTS TO DAMAGE THEM, AND AT THE SAIGON AIRPORT, WHERE MORE UNITED STATES SUPERSONIC F-102 AIRCRAFT HAVE ARRIVED, A PARTICULARLY STRONG GUARD HAS BEEN IMPOSED.

    THE STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED BY MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH IN EFFECT PLACES THE COUNTRY UNDER MARTIAL LAW. THE PROCLAMATION INCLUDES A RULING ON VIOLATIONS OF PUBLIC SECURITY WHICH ARE TO BE PLACED UNDER THE DIRECT JURISDICTION OF MILITARY COURTS AND CARRY A MANDATORY DEATH SENTENCE WITHOUT APPEAL FOR TERRORISTS, PROVOCATEURS AND SPECULATORS. THE PRIME MINISTER EMPHASISED THE GRAVENESS OF THE SITUATION SAYING "THE COMING WEEK WILL DECIDE THE DESTINY OF OUR PEOPLE -- THE CRUCIAL HOUR HAS STRUCK."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CRJCI47TF8H4YXNS3L7RW51J
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CRJCI47TF8H4YXNS3L7RW51J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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