• Short Summary

    SAIGON'S MILITANT BUDDHIST FACTION RAN INTO STRONG POLICE ACTION WHEN THEY TRIED ON SUNDAY TO MARCH FROM THEIR HEADQUARTERS, THE AN QUANG PAGODA, ON THE PAGODA HEADQUARTERS OF A PRO-GOVERNMENT BUDDHIST FACTION.

  • Description

    SAIGON'S MILITANT BUDDHIST FACTION RAN INTO STRONG POLICE ACTION WHEN THEY TRIED ON SUNDAY TO MARCH FROM THEIR HEADQUARTERS, THE AN QUANG PAGODA, ON THE PAGODA HEADQUARTERS OF A PRO-GOVERNMENT BUDDHIST FACTION.

    THE MILITANT BUDDHISTS ARE DEMANDING THAT GENERAL VAN THIEU, WHO WAS TODAY (TUESDAY) INAUGURATED PRESIDENT OF SOUTH VIETNAM, REVOKE A GOVERNMENT CHARTER WHICH RECOGNISES THE OTHER BUDDHIST FACTION AS THE LEGAL VOICE OF THE BUDDHIST MOVEMENT.

    THE POLICE CUT OFF ROADS AROUND THE AN QUANG PAGODA WITH BARBED WIRE BARRICADES AND THEN CHARGED WITH BATONS BEHIND A SIREN-SOUNDING JEEP. ON THE FRONT OF THE JEEP, A POLICEMAN CLUBBED DEMONSTRATORS WITH A HARD RUBBER TRUNCHEON.

    THE BUDDHISTS, INCLUDING MONKS AND HUNS, TURNED BACK TO THEIR HEADQUARTERS, LEAVING SEVERAL SPRAWLED ON THE ROAD. BUDDHIST BOY SCOUTS WIELDING LONG BAMBOO CANES HIT BACK AT THE POLICEMAN ON THE JEEP, DRAWING BLOOD FROM HIS HAND AND ARM AND STRIKING HIM ON THE HEAD.

    LOUD SPEAKERS CALLED ON THE POLICE TO LET THE BUDDHISTS PASS, SAYING THAT GENERAL THIEU HAD MANY TIMES STATED THAT THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT WANT TO INTERFERE IN BUDDHIST INTERNAL AFFAIRS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAN5L2N3MTIF2OT7CPN2UHXQBG
    Media URN:
    VLVAAN5L2N3MTIF2OT7CPN2UHXQBG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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