• Short Summary

    NEARLY 20,000 STUDENTS IN SAIGON, CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIETNAM, PARADED WITH WHITE-COLOURED BANNERS TO THE CITY SQUARE ON NOVEMBER 5 TO MOURN THE DEATH OF SIX STUDENTS KILLED IN A VIETCONG GRENADE ATTACK IN SAIGON ON THE NATIONAL DAY, OCTOBER 26.

  • Description

    NEARLY 20,000 STUDENTS IN SAIGON, CAPITAL OF SOUTH VIETNAM, PARADED WITH WHITE-COLOURED BANNERS TO THE CITY SQUARE ON NOVEMBER 5 TO MOURN THE DEATH OF SIX STUDENTS KILLED IN A VIETCONG GRENADE ATTACK IN SAIGON ON THE NATIONAL DAY, OCTOBER 26.

    THE SIX STUDENTS WHO DIED WERE AMONG THE EIGHT KILLED AND 25 SERIOUSLY WOUNDED (AND STILL IN HOSPITAL) IN THE INCIDENT. THE STUDENTS KILLED WERE BETWEEN 11 AND 19 YEARS OF AGE.

    THE MOURNERS DRESSED IN WHITE (THE VIETNAMESE MOURN MOURNING COLOUR) LAID WREATHS AND OBSERVED SILENCE.

    MR. PHAM VAN LUOC, CHAIRMAN OF THE GENERAL FEDERATION OF SCHOOL YOUTH, SAID THAT NEARLY 650 SCHOOLS WITH 1,900 CLASSROOMS HAD TO BE CLOSED BECAUSE OF VIETCONG ACTIVITIES.

    THE MASS RALLY AT THE SQUARE ALSO PASSED RESOLUTIONS ADDRESSED TO INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION. THE RESOLUTION ASKED THE ICC TO "FORCE THE RULING CLIQUE IN HANOI TO STOP THEIR POLICY OF TERROR AND ATROCITY AGAINST THE SOUTHERN POPULATION."

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    Film ID:
    VLVADI4S7SSP7V451OB5ENA711UGQ
    Media URN:
    VLVADI4S7SSP7V451OB5ENA711UGQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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