• Short Summary

    The former South Vietnamese chief of state, General Duong Van Minh, who says he is a candidate in this year's presidential election, joined militant Buddhists in a prayer-for-peace service in Saigon on Sunday (3 January).

  • Description

    The former South Vietnamese chief of state, General Duong Van Minh, who says he is a candidate in this year's presidential election, joined militant Buddhists in a prayer-for-peace service in Saigon on Sunday (3 January).

    The service, held by the anti-government An Quang sect on the eve of Enlightenment Day, was also attended by representatives of the Roman Catholic church, and other Buddhist sects.

    General Minh - popularly known as "Big Minh" - is considered election rival to President Thieu in the October poll.

    Although the service was chiefly a religious affair, it headstrong political overtones. An Quang leaders read an appeal for an immediate ceasefire, withdrawal of all foreign troops, an embargo on arms shipments to Vietnam and a political solution to the war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARPXS7XK76Z8SX9O9UMXXBNO9
    Media URN:
    VLVARPXS7XK76Z8SX9O9UMXXBNO9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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