• Short Summary

    South Vietnam's war veterans, who for weeks have been demonstrating for a better deal from the government, are showing no signs of a let-up in their relentless campaign.

  • Description

    South Vietnam's war veterans, who for weeks have been demonstrating for a better deal from the government, are showing no signs of a let-up in their relentless campaign. At the weekend 150 of them marched on the Presidential Palace in Saigon to continue their demands for housing.

    But 200 yards from the palace they were stopped by military police and barbed-wire barricades. They were told it was not possible to see President Thieu personally. Later a palace aide spoke to them and said he would arrange a meeting for them today (Monday) with the war Veterans Minister.

    So far the government has provided 5,000 houses for the limbless veterans, but a spokesman for the former soldiers said these were inadequate.

    The government has promised a further building programme. But with Vietnamese refugees from Cambodia also seeking houses and the armed forces suffering 2,000 wounded every week - many of the victims losing limbs - the problem is likely to become an increasingly difficult one for the Saigon authorities.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEVH3YL7QFU84XF5TU5F08MI8G
    Media URN:
    VLVAEVH3YL7QFU84XF5TU5F08MI8G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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