• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF SAIGON STUDENTS CLASHED WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON SATURDAY APRIL 18 BUT THEY WERE QUICKLY DISPERSED WITH TEAR GAS.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF SAIGON STUDENTS CLASHED WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON SATURDAY APRIL 18 BUT THEY WERE QUICKLY DISPERSED WITH TEAR GAS.

    THE STUDENTS, MANY OF THEM ON MOTORCYCLES, ROADED THROUGH THE STREETS TO THE ASSEMBLY BUILDING AFTER POLICE PREVENTED THEM FROM ENTERING A UNIVERSITY FACULTY BUILDING WHERE THEY HAD PLANNED TO HOLD A CONVENTION.

    THE STUDENTS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE DETENTION OF 21 COLLEAGUES WHO GO ON TRIAL ON MONDAY FOR ALLEGED COMMUNIST ASSOCIATIONS. THEY WERE ALSO DEMANDING AN END TO THE WAR AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE VIETNAMESE POPULATION IN CAMBODIA. HUNDREDS OF VIETNAMESE HAVE BEEN ALLEGEDLY MASSACRED BY CAMBODIAN TROOPS IN RECENT DAYS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS SCUFFLED WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUT FLED WHEN CONFRONTED WITH THE TEAR GAS. A SMALL DELEGATION, HOWEVER, WAS LATER ALLOWED TO MEET THE SPEAKER. THE STUDENTS ARE ASKING FOR A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD33OX2EAR5QKBNVP7OFXOX78B
    Media URN:
    VLVAD33OX2EAR5QKBNVP7OFXOX78B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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