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    TROUBLE HAS FLARED UP AGAIN IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NORTHERN UNIVERSITY CITY OF HUE. ON?

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    TROUBLE HAS FLARED UP AGAIN IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NORTHERN UNIVERSITY CITY OF HUE. ON THURSDAY STUDENTS SACKED AND BURNED THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION SERVICE LIBRARY IN PROTEST AGAINST AMERICAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY. THE DAY BEFORE, STUDENTS WENT ON HUNGER STRIKE OUTSIDE THE U.S. CONSULATE. SOME DREW BLOOD FORM THEIR FINGERS TO WRITE AN APPEAL TO THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS ASKING HELP FOR VICTIMS OF THE FIGHTING IN DA NANG, WHERE A BUDDHIST-LED REVOLT WAS CRUSHED BY TROOPS OF THE KY GOVERNMENT.

    THE 40-MINUTE ASSAULT ON THE USIS BUILDING LEFT THEM IN FLAMES AND 10,000 BOOKS IN ASHES. FIREMEN DID NOT TRY TO PUT OUT THE BLAZE, LIMITING THEMSELVES TO EFFORTS TO KEEP IT FROM SPREADING.

    THE CHIEF OF POLICE WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN AMONG 20 OFFICERS WHO WATCHED THE SACKING WITHOUT TO INTERVENE.

    OFFICIALS ESTIMATED DAMAGE TO THE LIBRARY AT 200,000 DOLLARS (GBP1,400 STERLING).

    ON WEDNESDAY EVENING ABOUT 100 STUDENTS BEDDED DOWN ON MATS OUTSIDE THE U.S. CONSULATE. AS WELL AS WRITING THE BLOOD-MESSAGE TO THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS, THEY HANDED A MESSAGE INTO THE CONSULATE CALLING ON PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO STOP SUPPORTING PREMIER KY 'SO THAT WE MAY GO ON CO-OPERATING WITH THE AMERICANS TO BRING THIS WAR AGAINST THE COMMUNISTS TO A VICTORIOUS END.'

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    Film ID:
    VLVACSCNY0NXLMRB74ETZ2DE38OZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVACSCNY0NXLMRB74ETZ2DE38OZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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