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    STRIFE-TORN SOUTH VIETNAM - AT WAR WITH THE VIET CONG FROM THE NORTH AND NOW HIT BY INTERNAL CONFLICT BETWEEN CATHOLICS AND BUDDHISTS.

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    STRIFE-TORN SOUTH VIETNAM - AT WAR WITH THE VIET CONG FROM THE NORTH AND NOW HIT BY INTERNAL CONFLICT BETWEEN CATHOLICS AND BUDDHISTS.LATEST REPORTS FROM SAIGON, THE CAPITAL, TONIGHT (SATURDAY) SAY THAT THE MILITARY GOVERNOR HAS EASED THE OVERNIGHT CURFEW IN THE CITY CENTRE BY TWO HOURS IN WHAT WAS SEEN AS THE START OF MOVES TO RELAX THE MARTIAL LAW IMPOSED ON TUESDAY.BUT ARMED TROOPS ARE STILL ON DUTY IN THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL AND THE CURFEW AND MARTIAL LAW REGULATIONS ARE POSTED ON WALLS AND NOTICE BOARDS.

    THE ALTERATION OF THE CURFEW CAME AMID REPORTS THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO FREE MOST OF THE BUDDHIST MONKS AND NUNS ARRESTED IN TUESDAY'S RAIDS ON THE PAGODAS BY POLICE AND TROOPS.

    MEANWHILE SOURCES CLOSE TO THE GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN QUOTED AS SAYING THAT 60 GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE KILLED AND 120 WOUNDED IN FIGHTING BETWEEN CATHOLIC AND BUDDHIST SOLDIERS SOME 50 MILES FROM THE CAPITAL.IT WAS THE FIRST MAJOR CLASH OF ITS KIND REPORTED SINCE THE RELIGIOUS CRISIS BEGAN 15 WEEKS AGO AND NO FURTHER DETAILS ARE KNOWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD0IXZUKP5QKDP3MCAT3K75PT9
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0IXZUKP5QKDP3MCAT3K75PT9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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