Demonstrators waving Viet Cong flags confronted South Vietnamese Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky as he arrived to address Washington Press Club yesterday (Tuesday).
SV&GV Demonstrators with placards (4 shots)
CU Police watching
GV&CU INT Ky speaks
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: KY: "If you cannot get your men home by channels of negotiations then you have got to sue every means to try to free them. Now the operations are over, I realise that the area is my home town in the north. If you tell me before than, I (would have) volunteered to go with the task force, because my knowledge about the terrain and everything can be a great help. And I think next time, if we have to do this again, I will return with many other volunteers of our Vietnamese country to share the same responsibility with your team".
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Background: Demonstrators waving Viet Cong flags confronted South Vietnamese Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky as he arrived to address Washington Press Club yesterday (Tuesday). Unperturbed by the protest, the Vice-President told newsmen that the admired the American raid planned to liberate prisoners of war in North Vietnam and pledged South Vietnamese support for any future missions.
Vice-President Ky expressed regret that the had not known about the raid in advance, and that the mission had finally been a failure.