A demonstration decrying the Viet Cong victory in South Vietnam took place in Paris on Wednesday (7 May), just one day after a huge workers' rally which celebrated the Communist win.
GV Protesters assemble with banners (2 shots)
SV AND GV Demonstrators hoisting banners and flags (French and former South Vietnamese). One banner reads PRG Assassins (4 shots)
GV French riot police arrive
SV Protester hoists mask with blood and "Phnom Penh" written
GV Demonstration with banners
GV AND SV Protesters wearing crash helmets join arms at head of procession (2 shots)
GV PAN FROM Helmeted protesters to body of demonstration
GV Riot police look on
GV Demonstrators carrying Association France-South Vietnam banner and flags (4 shots)
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Background: A demonstration decrying the Viet Cong victory in South Vietnam took place in Paris on Wednesday (7 May), just one day after a huge workers' rally which celebrated the Communist win.
Members of the Paris-based French-South Vietnamese Association joined members of the National Front in the demonstration.
As well, a group of young, right-wing Catholics, calling themselves the "Jaunesse Catholique Indignee", protested against both the Vietnamese and Cambodian takeovers, criticising Western powers and the modern Christian church hierarchy for allowing the current Southeast Asian situation to develop.