• Short Summary

    WHILE THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY RECEIVED NEW SETBACKS IN BATTLE, YESTERDAY (MONDAY), DEMONSTRATORS RAN THROUGH THE CAPITAL, SHOUTING ANTI-AMERICAN AND ANTI-GOVERNMENT SLOGANS.

  • Description

    WHILE THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY RECEIVED NEW SETBACKS IN BATTLE, YESTERDAY (MONDAY), DEMONSTRATORS RAN THROUGH THE CAPITAL, SHOUTING ANTI-AMERICAN AND ANTI-GOVERNMENT SLOGANS.

    MOST OF THE DEMONSTRATORS CAME FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SAIGON. THEY REFUSED TO ATTEND CLASSES AT THREE SCHOOLS AND THREE FACULTIES OF THE UNIVERSITY. THE UNIVERSITY HAD BEEN CLOSED AFTER SIMILAR DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT LAST NOVEMBER BUT IT HAD REOPENED YESTERDAY.

    THEY HAD MOVED UP THROUGH THE STRONGLY GUARDED CITY STREETS FROM THE WATERFRONT AREA. POLICE AND MARINES HELD THEM BEHIND BARBED WIRE AND WOODEN BARRICADES FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS.

    BUDDHIST STUDENTS ALSO DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE IMPRISONMENT AND TRIAL OF FELLOW BUDDHIST ARRESTED DURING THE NOVEMBER RIOTS. A WOMAN BEGAN SCREAMING FOR THE RELEASE OF AN IMPRISONED RELATIVE, THEN TURNED THE LAMENT INTO A PROTEST AGAINST THE UNITED STATES. THE CROWD CHEERED.

    SOLDIERS AND CAMERAMEN FOUND THEMSELVES CONTINUALLY JEERED AT. AS THE CROWDS GOT BIGGER, THEY SWEPT ROUND THE WIRE AND REGROUPED AT THE CENTRAL MARKET SQUARE AROUND THE STATUE OF A BUDDHIST WOMAN KILLED IN 1963. THE SHOUTING STARTED AGAIN -- THIS TIME AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. FOUR STUDENTS WERE INJURED, SOME 30 WERE ARRESTED BUT WERE LATER RELEASED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8D3OGIKSJMITT28A8YS1Y6IPQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8D3OGIKSJMITT28A8YS1Y6IPQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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