• Short Summary

    A PUBLIC DEBATE ON THE VIETNAM SITUATION IN COPENHAGEN ENDED IN COMPLETE CHAOS LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) AFTER THE MEETING HALL WAS TAKEN OVER BY DEMONSTRATING LEFT-WING STUDENTS.

  • Description


    DEBATE BEGINNING AND GENERAL DISORDER; POLICE GUARDING SPEAKERS.




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    Background: A PUBLIC DEBATE ON THE VIETNAM SITUATION IN COPENHAGEN ENDED IN COMPLETE CHAOS LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) AFTER THE MEETING HALL WAS TAKEN OVER BY DEMONSTRATING LEFT-WING STUDENTS.

    THE DEBATE WAS ORGANISED BY THE NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE. THREE SOUTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS WERE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.

    THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE HAD ISSUED TICKETS FOR THE DEBATE, AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT MANY OF THE TICKETS WERE BOUGHT BY STUDENTS OPPOSED TO AMERICAN POLICIES IN VIETNAM.

    JUST AS THE DEBATE WAS BEGINNING STUDENTS THREW 'STINK BOMBS' AND SHOUTED 'LONG LIVE VIETNAM' AND 'OUT WITH AMERICANS'. FURNITURE WAS OVERTURNED IN THE GENERAL MELEE WHICH FOLLOWED AS POLICE TRIED TO EJECT THE DEMONSTRATORS.

    DURING THE DEMONSTRATION THE THREE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GUESTS WERE TAKEN TO AN ADJACENT ROOM.

    WHILE THE DISTURBANCE WAS GOING ON STUDENTS CLIMBED ONTO THE STAGE AND SHOUTED ANTI-AMERICAN SLOGANS.

    LATER THE DEBATE CONTINUED WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE. IT WAS RECORDED FOR DANISH TELEVISION. POLICE STOOD GUARD DURING THE DISCUSSIONS.

    THE THREE SOUTH VIETNAM WHO TOOK PART ARE MAI HONG NHI, A FORMER OFFICER IN THE VIET CONG; MISS HOANG THI THU, A SOUTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIAL; AND TRAN VAN AN, A SOUTH VIETNAMESE DIPLOMAT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2V4USUO23XDNCNFN9BZEA7HLW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2V4USUO23XDNCNFN9BZEA7HLW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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