• Short Summary

    IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TRAN VAN DANG, AGED ABOUT 20, WAS PUBLICLY EXECUTED IN THE CITY'S MARKET PLACE.

  • Description

    IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TRAN VAN DANG, AGED ABOUT 20, WAS PUBLICLY EXECUTED IN THE CITY'S MARKET PLACE.DANG HAD BEEN DETAINED BY POLICE ON 20 MARCH WHILE HE WAS ALLEGEDLY ON HIS WAY TO BLOW-UP A BUILDING OCCUPIED BY UNITED STATES OFFICERS IN CHOLON.POLICE SAID THEY HAD FOUND A BOMB IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT OF DANG'S MOTOR-SCOOTER.

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ATTENDED THE EXECUTION, THE FIRST PUBLIC ACT OF THE NEW SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT, WHICH WAS SWORN-IN ONLY ON MONDAY.

    DANG WAS DEFIANT AS HE STOOD BEFORE THE FIRING SQUAD.HE CRIED OUT IN VIETNAMESE: "I WILL DIE, BUT OTHERS WILL COME AGAINST YOU", "LONG LIVE THE DEMOCRATIC OF VIETNAM" (NORTH VIETNAM).

    SHORTLY BEFORE HE DIED HE SPOKE TO A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST.

    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE WARNED THAT MORE EXECUTIONS MAY BE HELD SOON, BOTH IN SAIGON AND IN PROVINCIAL CITIES.

    THE LEADER OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT, AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, HAS SAID HE WILL USE AN IRON FIST TO CONTROL TERRORISM AND BLACK-MARKETEERING AND SPECULATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYC3OVOSQNI38OAOKZAI1SLIY
    Media URN:
    VLVADYC3OVOSQNI38OAOKZAI1SLIY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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