• Short Summary

    RIOT POLICE USED TEAR GAS TO BREAK UP A FURTHER ANTI-GOVERNMENT AND ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATION IN SAIGON ON FRIDAY.

  • Description

    RIOT POLICE USED TEAR GAS TO BREAK UP A FURTHER ANTI-GOVERNMENT AND ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATION IN SAIGON ON FRIDAY.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS LED BY A NUMBER OF BUDDHIST MONKS, AND TOOK THE FORM OF A MARCH FROM THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY TO THE SAIGON CENTRAL MARKET.

    A NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATORS WERE WOUNDED. THEY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT'S STERN ACTION AGAINST BUDDHISTS IN THE NORTH OF SOUTH VIETNAM, AND THE ALLEGED SUPPORT OF AMERICA IN THE ACTION.

    MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THE DEMONSTRATION. BUDDHIST MONKS CARRYING PLACARDS AND BANNERS RAN ALONG ROADS WITH POLICE IN CLOSE PURSUIT.

    THE DEMONSTRATION ENDED WHEN POLICE BARRICADED ROADS AROUND THE AREA OF THE MARCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9E9HKL6MDLHQ8GVS97MCO83H7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9E9HKL6MDLHQ8GVS97MCO83H7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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