• Short Summary

    IN SAIGON, HUNGER STRIKING BUDDHIST MONKS AND NUNS ON SATURDAY (MAY 21) CONTINUED TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT'S ACTION IN THE NORTHERN REBEL CITY OF DANANG.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS HUNGER STRIKERS SITTING ON ROAD (TWO SHOTS)
    0.06

    2.
    MS SYMPATHISERS SITTING ON ROAD
    0.11

    3.
    MS SCRIBBLING SLOGANS ON BANNER
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    4.
    MLS THICH THIEN MINH ADDRESSING DEMONSTRATORS
    0.17

    5.
    MS HUNGER STRIKING MONKS AND NUNS (TWO SHOTS)
    0.22

    6.
    MCU THICH THIEN MINH SPEAKING
    0.24

    7.
    MLS SYMPATHISERS SEATED OF ROAD
    0.27

    8.
    MS YOUNG GIRL HANDS OUT FOOD TO SYMPATHISERS
    0.29

    9.
    CU HUNGER-STRIKER ??? ADDRESSING (TWO SHOTS)
    0.34

    10.
    MS ATTEMPTED SUICIDE STUDENT CARRIED AWAY
    0.38

    11.
    MS ANOTHER CARRIED AWAY
    0.46

    12.
    MLS YOUTHS HURLING ROCKS AND BOTTLES AT RIOT POLICE
    0.56

    13.
    MS OFFICER WITH MEGAPHONE
    0.58

    14.
    MS POLICE PREPARE TO FIRE TEARGAS
    1.00

    15.
    MS YOUTHS PELTING AT POLICE; TEARGAS GRENADE SHOT AT THEM
    1.08

    16.
    MLS GAS FUMES FROM EXPLODED GRENADE
    1.13

    17.
    MLS MORE PELTING AT POLICE
    1.16

    18.
    MLS POLICE FIRE TEARGAS AT CROWD
    1.20

    19.
    LS DEMONSTRATORS RUNNING AWAY
    1.23

    20.
    MS POLICEMAN CHARGING AT CROWD
    1.32

    21.
    MLS POLICE FACING DEMONSTRATORS
    1.36

    22.
    MLS LITTERED ROAD OUTSIDE PAGODA
    1.40



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN SAIGON, HUNGER STRIKING BUDDHIST MONKS AND NUNS ON SATURDAY (MAY 21) CONTINUED TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT'S ACTION IN THE NORTHERN REBEL CITY OF DANANG. THEY WENT ON HUNGER STRIKE LAST WEDNESDAY. SCORES OF BUDDHIST FAITHFUL JOINED IN THE DEMONSTRATION.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS, CARRYING HURRIEDLY-SCRIBBLED BANNERS, SAT ON THE ROAD OUTSIDE THE VIEN HOA DAO PAGODA -- HEADQUARTERS OF THE POWERFUL BUDDHIST UNIFIED CHURCH.

    AMONG THE SPEAKERS WHO URGED THE BUDDHISTS TO CONTINUE THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT WAS REVEREND THICH THIEN MINH. HE IS A LEFTIST BUDDHIST YOUTH LEADER, WHO HAS STRONGLY DENOUNCED THE MILITARY RULERS FOR SENDING TROOPS TO DANANG TO CRUSH DISSIDENT TROOPS IN AN ATTEMPT TO REASSERT CONTROL THERE.

    RIOT POLICE WERE CALLED IN WHEN YOUTHS HURLED ROCKS AND BOTTLES AT WHITE-UNIFORMED POLICE DIRECTING TRAFFIC AT AN INTERSECTION NEAR THE PAGODA. COMBAT POLICE STARTED FIRING TEARGAS GRENADES AT THE YOUTHS AS THEY EDGED NEARER THE PAGODA.

    TWO BUDDHIST YOUTHS WHO ATTEMPTED SUICIDE, WERE QUICKLY CARRIED AWAY ??? THEIR COLLEAGUES. ONE OF THE YOUTHS CLIMBED A 12 FOOT HIGH TREE, STOOD THERE FOR A FEW SECONDS AND THEN PLUNGED A KNIFE INTO HIS SIDE. THE EXTENT OF HIS INJURIES WAS NOT KNOWN.

    THE HUNGER-STRIKERS RETREATED INTO THE DUSTY COMPOUND OF THE PAGODA AS THE POLICE TIGHTENED THEIR CORDON. THEY RAN COUGHING AND CRYING INTO THE PAGODA AS TEARGAS CANISTERS LANDED AROUND THEM AND INSIDE THE COMPOUND.

    THE POLICE STARTED TO MOVE BACK ALONG THE ROAD AFTER THEY HAD CLEARED THE ARE ROUND THE PAGODA, BUT THEY WERE FOLLOWED BY THE DEMONSTRATING YOUTHS AND SOME OF THE MONKS. ONE BUDDHIST LEADER AT THE PAGODA KEPT SHOUTING AT THE POLICE: "DON'T FIGHT US, YOU ARE OUR BROTHERS."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8LY902U08ZYYO3BJA8SQ9XPNL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LY902U08ZYYO3BJA8SQ9XPNL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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