In Hanoi, about ten thousand Vietnamese have demonstrated against China, and in support of the defence and development of Vietnam.
SV Man lights ceremonial fire with torch as others applaud
SV Officials applauding
SV Soldiers ride past in parade on motor-cycles with sidecars
GV People parade past with red flags
SV Women soldiers with rifles parade past
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SV Men carrying flag and banner march past
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GV People parading past.
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Background: In Hanoi, about ten thousand Vietnamese have demonstrated against China, and in support of the defence and development of Vietnam.
SYNOPSIS: The rally was organised by the Ho Chi Minh Community Youth Committee, and attended by men and woman from the army, as well as government officials, workers and students. Thousands strong, they marched through the streets of Hanoi in parade formation.
This was the first rally of its kind since the reunion of North and South Vietnam. The demonstrators were told that they had beaten the Americans, and were now enjoying victory, but there was a new enemy. China, it was said, had cut aid from Vietnam, and were now enjoying victory, but there was a new enemy. China, it was said, had cut aid from Vietnam, and was supporting the Cambodian army against the Vietnamese. The Chinese, the Youth Committee Chairman told the crowd, had made threats against Vietnam, and had decided to move Chinese people from the country.
During the ten days preceding the rally, official said 340,000 boys and girls had joined the rifle corps and other 300,000 people had applied to Join, One official said he was proud of the national spirit. That sprit was portrayed with industrial machinery as well as military machinery as well as military hardware in the rally, which went on until in was dark.