• Short Summary

    In Saigon, several hundred Buddhist monks yesterday ended a 48-hour hunger strike, called to protest against the South Vietnamese government and against the continuation at the war.

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    1.
    GV & SV Pagoda
    0.13

    2.
    SV INT. Monks sitting
    0.17

    3.
    SV & GV Monks rising & folding up mats at end of strike (2 shots)
    0.38

    4.
    SV & CU Statue of Buddha
    0.45

    5.
    SV Oldest monk helped into temple
    0.49

    6.
    CU INT. Monks praying (2 shots)
    0.56

    7.
    SV Monks leaving temple
    1.01

    8.
    CU Soup being poured into bowls
    1.04

    9.
    SV & CU Monks eating (3 shots)
    1.14

    10.
    LV Monks & nuns leaving for their pagodas & schools
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Saigon, several hundred Buddhist monks yesterday ended a 48-hour hunger strike, called to protest against the South Vietnamese government and against the continuation at the war.

    The monks, who belong to the militant faction of the Unified Buddhist Church, South Vietnam's mot important religious body, oppose the war as well as alleged religious discrimination.

    The fast ended in the morning, when the oldest member of the Buddhist priesthood led the monks and nuns to the prayer hall. Prayers were followed by a share-out of hot soup. Then the hunger strikers had to make their way back to their pagodas and schools past combat police who ayahs cordoned them off during the previous 48 hours.

    Buddhist leaders declared that this was only the first phase of the struggle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46CWWLD3Q6FQ3JWH3IH0HLIFR
    Media URN:
    VLVA46CWWLD3Q6FQ3JWH3IH0HLIFR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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