• Short Summary

    Saigon May 23.- After the incident killing a engineering corp's soldier who was shot by american car's passenger during his works of construction the altar for the Buddha born day and wounding another civilian in front of the National Shrine, riot happened again began by the angry young buddhists who set fire to the passed by american cars - paratroops and marines were sent to the corner and used tear gas grenades to assault the young fanatics until the gate of the National Shrine.

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    Saigon May 23



    ROLL NUMBER 1



    LS View in front of the National Shrine when US cars set fire



    MS Crowds around the US cars in flame



    MS, CU Buddhists runned off



    MS, CU Paratroops arrived to the place and assaulted the young buddhists



    MS Young buddhists rispoted by stones



    CU Paratroops thrown tear gas grenades at the gate of the Shrine



    MS Buddhists runned in the National Shrine



    MS, CU Marines came to reinforce the paratroopers



    MS, CU Riot policemen assaulted the young buddhists



    CU Some ones were arrested and were beated by riot policemen



    CU Other buddhists were beated



    LS Troopers used barbed wire to isolate the National Shrine and banned all entries.



    Saigon, May 24



    ROLL NUMBER 1 Plus X


    1.
    MS Pagoda was occupied by government troops


    Plus X.
    MS, CU Buddhists got out of the pagodas



    MS The Tinh Hoi, one of the big pagoda in Danang occupied



    MS, CU Dissident troops surrendered



    MS, CU Crowds in the pagoda observed the occupation by troops



    MS, CU Nearly 2,000 weapons of all kinds captured



    Many CU Weapons and amunitions



    ROLL NUMBER 2 Anasco



    MS, CU Monks and nuns cleaned the pagodas after the fighting



    MS, CU Government officers inspected the pagoda



    MS, CU Family members of the victims of the fighting



    many CU Government troops searched the pagodas for weapons



    MS, CU Only monks and nuns remained in the pagodas



    MS, CU Pagodas were isolated by barbed wire



    Saigon, May 24



    ROLL NUMBER 1



    MS, CU A vietnamese woman wounded and her baby at her side



    MS, CU The baby cried



    MS, CU The 2 buddhist venerable held the press conference in the pagoda



    MS, CU Buddhists continued to pray in the pagoda



    many MS, During that time, fighting began again and newsman runned



    CU out of the pagoda under the fire of both side. 3 foreign newsmen were wounded and evacuated out of the fighting zone.



    W. Mc Whirter of Time-Life



    Elie Taieb of Paris-Match



    Robert Poss of AP




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Saigon May 23.- After the incident killing a engineering corp's soldier who was shot by american car's passenger during his works of construction the altar for the Buddha born day and wounding another civilian in front of the National Shrine, riot happened again began by the angry young buddhists who set fire to the passed by american cars - paratroops and marines were sent to the corner and used tear gas grenades to assault the young fanatics until the gate of the National Shrine. By the agreement between the military governor of Saigon and the Buddhist leaders, the National Shrine is temporarily closed.

    Saigon May 24.- All the struggle force posted in the three pagodas on Danang, without the support of the american authority, has surrendered since yesterday. All the 3 pagodas were occupied by government marines and paratroopers. Nearly 2,000 weapons were captured and mostly of the rebel troops released. Danang became quiet.

    Saigon May 24.- By the request of venerable Thich Minh Tuan and Thich Minh Dan Newsmen came to Tinh Hoi pagoda for a press conference. During that conference the 2 buddhists venerable requested for the intervention of american military authority in Danang to stop the fighting etc..but fighting has happened again and newsmen must run out of the pagoda. 3 foreign newsmen has been wounded by grenades.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAWXVOS6CY0ABW6QPO2KAUQTER
    Media URN:
    VLVAWXVOS6CY0ABW6QPO2KAUQTER
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:47:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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