• Short Summary

    A TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION OF 2,000 BLACK-SHIRTED YOUNG CATHOLICS MARCHED DOWN SAIGON'S MAIN STREET LAST SATURDAY (FEBRUARY 25) NIGHT, CARRYING EFFIGIES AND SHOUTING THEIR OPPOSITION TO A "SELL-OUT" PEACE IN VIETNAM.

  • Description

    A TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION OF 2,000 BLACK-SHIRTED YOUNG CATHOLICS MARCHED DOWN SAIGON'S MAIN STREET LAST SATURDAY (FEBRUARY 25) NIGHT, CARRYING EFFIGIES AND SHOUTING THEIR OPPOSITION TO A "SELL-OUT" PEACE IN VIETNAM.

    THE MARCHERS, ACCOMPANIED BY VIETNAMESE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS, CARRIED EFFIGIES OF PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH OF NORTH VIETNAM, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE, UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT AND UNITED STATES SENATOR WILLIAM J. FULBRIGHT, WHO WAS CRITICISED THE VIETNAM WAR.

    THE UGLY, SWAYING EFFIGIES WERE BURNED OUTSIDE THE INDEPENDENCE PALACE, AND LATER, ACCORDING TO MR. NGUYEN VAN HIEN, CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE FOR A JUST PEACE (AN UNOFFICIAL CATHOLIC LAY ORGANISATION) THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE SCHEDULED TO MAINTAIN A NIGHT-LONG PRAYER VIGIL OUTSIDE SAIGON CATHEDRAL.

    YESTERDAY (MONDAY) MORE THAN 500 SOUTH VIETNAMESE CARRYING TORCHES STORMED INTO THE COMPOUND OF THE FRENCH CONSULATE GENERAL IN SAIGON. THEY BROKE DOWN THE COMPOUND GATES AND WRECKED FIVE DIPLOMATIC CARS. SOME FURNITURE WAS ALSO BURNED.

    THE ATTACK FOLLOWED A TWO-HOUR MARCH THROUGH THE CITY IN PROTEST AGAINST FRENCH POLICY IN VIETNAM AND THE ALLEGED SETTING UP IN FRANCE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT IN EXILE. THE MARCHERS CALLED THEMSELVES THE "PROGRESSIVE YOUTH CORPS" AND CLAIMED NO RELIGIOUS OR STUDENT AFFILIATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEYU2PESGDUYUWT6KHDBDVYWMV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYU2PESGDUYUWT6KHDBDVYWMV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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