• Short Summary

    Carrying anti-American placards, hundreds of Indians marched on the United States' Embassy in New Delhi On Sunday protesting against the reported dropping of oxygen-eating bombs to suffocate Communist troops in South Vietnam.

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    Carrying anti-American placards, hundreds of Indians marched on the United States' Embassy in New Delhi On Sunday protesting against the reported dropping of oxygen-eating bombs to suffocate Communist troops in South Vietnam.

    The demonstration was organized by the Delhi State Peace and Solidarity Organization which included members of Parliament belonging to the ruling Congress Party of Indian. Youth and student groups joined in the march against the use of the bombs which North Vietnam claims are banned by international agreement.

    As the demonstrators reached the United States' Embassy, police cordoned the building off. But shouting anti-American slogans, some demonstrators tried to break through the police line. Several scuffles broke out as the demonstrators were led on by a local Communist leader, Prem Sagar Gupta. He read out a memorandum condemning the use of the asphyxiation bombs which he claimed were manufactured in the United States. The memorandum was later left at the United States' Embassy which was closed on that day.

    The United States Defence Department has already acknowledged that U.S.-made oxygen eating bombs may have been used in the recent battle for Xuan Loc by Saigon forces.

    The ultra-lethal depression bombs were developed in the late nineteen sixties under the name of "propane bomb" and are capable of depleting the supply of oxygen in an area of some 250 square yards, making human and animal life impossible.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAHH6S6G0O4M5WM2DD97VHH8TL
    Media URN:
    VLVAHH6S6G0O4M5WM2DD97VHH8TL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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