• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 200 JAPANESE - MOSTLY MEMBERS OF AN ASSOCIATION WHICH SUPPORTS THE BRITISH 'COMMITTEE OF 100' MOVEMENT - DEMONSTRATED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) IN TOKYO AGAINST THE USE BY THE AMERICANS OF GAS AND NAPALM BOMBS IN THEIR WAR WITH THE VIET CONG.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 200 JAPANESE - MOSTLY MEMBERS OF AN ASSOCIATION WHICH SUPPORTS THE BRITISH 'COMMITTEE OF 100' MOVEMENT - DEMONSTRATED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) IN TOKYO AGAINST THE USE BY THE AMERICANS OF GAS AND NAPALM BOMBS IN THEIR WAR WITH THE VIET CONG.

    THE PROTEST WAS ORGANISED FOLLOWING THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT HAD BEEN USING NAPALM AND RIOT-GAS BOMBS AGAINST THE VIET CONG AND COMES AFTER A STATEMENT BY LORD RUSSELL (BERTRAND RUSSELL) OUTSIDE THE U.S. EMBASSY IN LONDON ABOUT THE USE OF SUCH WEAPONS. LORD RUSSELL SUPPORTS THE AIMS OF THE '100'.

    BESIDES THE DEMONSTRATORS THERE WERE MANY ONLOOKERS. THE PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION THEN JOINED A MASS RALLY AT THE HIBIYA PARK; AN ESTIMATED 10,000 PERSONS WERE PRESENT. SOME THOUGHT THAT THE AMERICANS SHOULD WITHDRAW FROM SOUTH VIETNAM AND LEAVE THE PROBLEM OF THE COUNTRY'S FUTURE WELL ALONE.

    RALLY ORGANISERS DESCRIBED THE USE OF "NAUSEA GAS" AS A "BLUNDER" AND "IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY" CALLED FOR ITS USE TO CEASE IMMEDIATELY.

    (IN SAIGON, AN AMERICAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAID ON TUESDAY THAT SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES HAD USED THE GAS ONLY THREE TIMES AGAINST THE VIET CONG AND THAT IT HAD NOT BEEN EFFECTIVE ON ANY OCCASION. THERE WAS WORLD-WIDE REACTION TO THE U.S. ANNOUNCEMENT ON MONDAY THAT IT HAD BEEN USING NAPALM AND "RIOT-GAS" BOMBS AGAINST THE COMMUNIST VIET CONG.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAPLHAM721C904CVGTHLRBIB0W
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPLHAM721C904CVGTHLRBIB0W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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