Tens of thousands of supporters of the National Action Committee for the Support end Victory of the Vietnamese People gathered today (Sunday) in the Bois de Vincennes, on the eastern outskirts of Paris, to demonstrate against United States intervention in South East Asia.
LV & MV Demonstrators with banners
CU Flags (2 shots)
MV & LV Demonstrators (2 shots)
CU Sydney Lens speaking SOF:
CU Cambodian spokesman speaking SOF IN FRENCH & ENDS.
SEQ. 4: LENS: "Yesterday, under the auspices of our Committee, huge demonstrations took place in Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and innumerable other cities. Eight million University students and twenty million High School students declared war against war and have placed the Nixon Administration in the worst crisis since the nineteen hundred and thirties. That campaign will continue."
SEQ. 5: SPOKESMAN: "The American aggression in Cambodia has favoured the formation of a common battle front for the three peoples of Indochina. From now on we are joined with our Vietnamese and Laotian brothers in our sacred war against the common enemy. From now on, there is only one war, only one victory - that of the people of Indochina."
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Background: Tens of thousands of supporters of the National Action Committee for the Support end Victory of the Vietnamese People gathered today (Sunday) in the Bois de Vincennes, on the eastern outskirts of Paris, to demonstrate against United States intervention in South East Asia. Among the speakers to address the rally were Sydney Lens - American co-President of the Peace Movement which organised the anti-war rallies throughout the United States on the weekend; and a spokesman for Cambodia's Government-in-exile.
Police said that 50,000 people took part in the rally - including members of the French Communist Party, overseas delegates, Labour and student union parties. But the Rally organisers claimed a turnout of 200,000.
The spring sunshine gave an almost picnic atmosphere to the gathering-and no incidents or arrests were reported among the demonstrators of all age groups. Referring to the US peace movement, Mr. Lens said:
Then speaking in the name of Prince Sihanouk's Government-in-exile, a Cambodian Spokesman said: