• Short Summary

    BUDDHISTS IN SOUTH VIETNAM ARE CONTINUING THEIR DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION BY THE PREDOMINANTLY ROMAN CATHOLIC GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM.

  • Description

    BUDDHISTS IN SOUTH VIETNAM ARE CONTINUING THEIR DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION BY THE PREDOMINANTLY ROMAN CATHOLIC GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM.ASSEMBLING AT THE MAIN PAGODA IN SAIGON, THE BUDDHISTS HAVE BEEN PREPARING AND DISTRIBUTING PAMPHLETS ATTACKING THE GOVERNMENT.THESE SEEK TO RALLY SUPPORT AMONG THEIR OWN RELIGIOUS GROUP, FORMING 70 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION.

    UP TO DATE, THE DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN STAGED ALMOST ENTIRELY BY THE LEADERSHIP OF MONKS AND NUNS - HIGHLIGHTED RECENTLY BY THE RITUALISTIC SUICIDE OF THICH QUANG DUC, A MONK WHO PUBLICLY BURNT HIMSELF TO DEATH.

    NOW, ABOVE THE SAIGON PAGODA, THE BUDDHIST ARE BUILDING A WATER STORAGE TANK IN READINESS FOR A POSSIBLE SIEGE.THEY SAY THEY ARE AFRAID THAT ONE DAY THEY MAY HAVE TO WITHSTAND A SIEGE BY POLICE -- ALREADY UNDER ORDERS TO PREVENT PROTEST MEETINGS IN THE STREETS.BIG SUPPLIES OF FOOD ARE ALSO BEING MADE READY.AND THE PROTEST CAMPAIGN CONTINUES DESPITE THE GOVERNMENT'S RELEASE OF 267 DEMONSTRATORS AND THE REMOVAL OF BARRICADES ROUND TEMPLES.

    THE CONFLICT, NOW IN ITS THIRD MONTH, FIRST FLARED INTO VIOLENCE ON MAY THE 8TH WHEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE FIRED INTO A CROWD OF BUDDHIST DEMONSTRATORS AT HUE, KILLING NINE.BUT YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN SAIGON, BUDDHIST LEADERS TOLD A MEETING OF 7,000 SUPPORTERS THAT THE CAMPAIGN MUST BE FOLLOWED ON LINES OF STRICT NON-VIOLENCE AND A PURELY RELIGIOUS CHARACTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9A2SLQ0WTK05OKVLCBRQ9FDU7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9A2SLQ0WTK05OKVLCBRQ9FDU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1963
    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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