South Vietnam's war veterans show no signs of letting up in their long campaign for a better deal from the Saigon Government.
South Vietnam's war veterans show no signs of letting up in their long campaign for a better deal from the Saigon Government. They have kept up a long protest outside President Thieu's seat of Government, the Independence Palace in Saigon, and paraded recently by night through the streets of the capital.
For months now the veterans, many of them limbless, have kept up their protests, agitating for better housing to replace the shanties in which they live.
With their march by night through the streets of Saigon, they took their campaign a stage further. They carried colleagues on stretchers to draw attention to their plight, and deliberately paraded through the nightclub district to illustrate what they regard as a disparity in spending priorities to Government and military leaders.
The demonstration ended peacefully.