• Short Summary

    BUDDHISTS, IN THE CITY OF HUE, HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATING DURING THE PAST WEEK AGAINST THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    BUDDHISTS, IN THE CITY OF HUE, HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATING DURING THE PAST WEEK AGAINST THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THE BUDDHISTS ARE DEMANDING A RETURN TO CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT. A CROWD ESTIMATED AT FIFTY THOUSAND MET IN THE CITY ON WEDNESDAY - A PRELUDE TO A MASS MARCH THROUGH HUE DURING THE WEEKEND WHICH WAS ALMOST TWO MILES LONG.

    HUE IS THE CAPITAL OF ONE OF THE FIVE NORTHERNMOST REGIONS OF SOUTH VIETNAM WHICH WERE UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL NGUYEN CHANH THI, WHOSE DISMISSAL BY PRIME MINISTER KY EARLIER IN THE MONTH HAS LED TO WIDESPREAD POLITICAL UNREST.

    DURING THE DEMONSTRATIONS PORTRAITS HAVE BEEN APPEARING OF QUACH THI TRANG, A SCHOOLGIRL WHO WAS ALLEGEDLY SHOT BY POLICE DURING A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE REGIME OF NGO DINH DIEM IN 1960.

    UNITED STATES OFFICIALS IN SAIGON HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE BUDDHIST CAMPAIGN. THEY FEAR THAT CONTINUED UNREST AND AGITATION COULD AFFECT THE NATIONAL WAR EFFORT AGAINST THE VIETCONG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4I2XTWFS89VHP2QXF30FFVQF
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4I2XTWFS89VHP2QXF30FFVQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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