• Short Summary

    PUBLIC EXECUTION PLACES ARE BEING ERECTED IN SAIGON AND OTHER SOUTH VIETNAMESE CITIES.THIS FOLLOWS A?

  • Description

    PUBLIC EXECUTION PLACES ARE BEING ERECTED IN SAIGON AND OTHER SOUTH VIETNAMESE CITIES.THIS FOLLOWS A NEW ORDER ISSUED BY MILITARY LEADERS WHO, A WEEK AGO, TOOK OVER CONTROL FROM THE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT.IN THE CAPITAL CITY A SANDBAG PARAPET HAS BEEN ERECTED IN THE CENTRAL MARKET SQUARE.

    ON WEDNESDAY A CROWD GATHERED IN THE SQUARE AFTER REPORTS WERE CIRCULATED THAT FIVE CAPTURED VIETCONG WERE TO BE PUBLICLY EXECUTED THERE.NO EXACT TIME FOR THE EXECUTION WAS ANNOUNCED - SO NEWSMEN STAYED AT THE SITE ALL NIGHT - BUT AT DAWN NONE OF THE PRISONERS HAD BEEN BROUGHT OUT.

    THE DECISION TO CARRY OUT THE EXECUTIONS PUBLICLY IS SEEN IN SAIGON AS A WARNING THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF TEN GENERALS WOULD SHOW NO MERCY TO TERRORISTS OR OTHERS DISRUPTING THE GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS AGAINST THE VIET CONG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJL839ATPXRZWS28NI9232ZW8
    Media URN:
    VLVACJL839ATPXRZWS28NI9232ZW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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