• Short Summary

    Ranking Buddhist monk presents Saigon regime with ultimatum on removing troops from Danang.

    One day after?

  • Description

    Ranking Buddhist monk presents Saigon regime with ultimatum on removing troops from Danang.

    One day after Premier Nguyen Cao Ky flew one thousand Vietnamese marines to Danang where they seized vital points in the city and fought rebels there, Tich Tien Minh, the ranking Buddhist monk in Saigon, entered the Vien Wao Dao pagoda and in effect presented the Ky regime with an ultimatum.

    Speaking with all the authority he now enjoys as the ranking Buddhist in Saigon, he said there is a plot to assassinate all Buddhists and he promised to sacrificed his own life if the government forces were not removed from Danang. The audience, rising together, made the same pledge. The Buddhists feel they have kept their end of the recent political truce and that General Ky has not.

    General Ky's government marines moved into Danang early on May 15th and until the following day the Buddhists were silent on the move, although the government action was against rebel troops allied with the Buddhist cause. When Tich Tien Minh issued the ultimatum to the Ky regime, another Buddhist leader, Thich Tri Quang appealed to President Johnson and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge to intervene with Premier Ky in the growing South Vietnamese political crisis. United States officials were reported urging the Ky regime to get together and continue on the road to an elected civilian government scheduled for September.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAERF9R8387HBAR1INLTJCS86CJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAERF9R8387HBAR1INLTJCS86CJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1966
    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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