• Short Summary

    ANTI-GOVERNMENT BUDDHIST DEMONSTRATIONS IN SOUTH VIETNAM ARE CONTINUING. ON SUNDAY, ABOUT 1,000 BUDDHISTS MASSED IN?

  • Description

    1.
    MS PAN BUDDHISTS AT MEETING
    0.10

    2.
    LS ANTI-GOVERNMENT BANNER
    0.16

    3.
    MS BUDDHISTS (2 SHOTS)
    0.24

    4.
    MS DISTRIBUTING PAMPHLETS
    0.27

    5.
    MS BUDDHISTS (2 SHOTS)
    0.36

    6.
    CU STUDENT LEADER ADDRESSING (2 SHOTS)
    0.44

    7.
    MS BUDDHISTS CLAPPING
    0.49

    8.
    LV PAN QUACH'S MONUMENT TO DEMONSTRATORS (NIGHT SCENES)
    1.01

    9.
    SV DEMONSTRATORS (2 SHOTS)
    1.11

    10.
    SV DEMONSTRATORS CHEER
    1.21



    Initials RM/V/WH/SA



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ANTI-GOVERNMENT BUDDHIST DEMONSTRATIONS IN SOUTH VIETNAM ARE CONTINUING. ON SUNDAY, ABOUT 1,000 BUDDHISTS MASSED IN SAIGON TO DENOUNCE THE AMERICANS IN SOUTH VIETNAM WAS WELL AS THE RULING MILITARY JUNTA, FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATION THE PREVIOUS NIGHT.

    SUNDAY'S DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD AT THE BUDDHIST STUDENTS' HEADQUARTERS. BANNERS CRITICISING THE UNITED STATES MILITARY PRESENCE IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND THE GOVERNMENT WERE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED, WHILE PAMPHLETS WERE HANDED OUT CALLING FOR A RETURN TO CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT.

    THE PREVIOUS NIGHT, ABOUT 1,000 STUDENTS GATHERED IN SAIGON'S QUACH THI TRANG SQUARE, NAMED AFTER A GIRL STUDENT SAID TO HAVE BEEN SHOT BY POLICE SUPPORTING THE DIEM REGIME DURING STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS IN 1960. THE STUDENTS SHOUTED "DOWN WITH KY" AND "WE WANT DEMOCRACY".

    STUDENT LEADERS WITH LOUD HAILERS ECHOED THE BUDDHIST LEADERS' INCESSANT ATTACKS ON THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT'S ECONOMIC POLICY. LATER THE STUDENTS MARCHED WITH THEIR BANNERS TO THE CENTRAL MARKET IN SAIGON. THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS BEGAN AFTER THE RECENT DISMISSAL OF GENERAL NGUYEN CHANH THI AS COMMANDER OF THE COUNTRY'S FIVE NORTHERN REGIONS.

    (IN A BROADCAST TO THE NATION ON SATURDAY, THE PRIME MINISTER, NGUYEN CAO KY, WARNED ANTI-GOVERNMENT AND ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATOR IN THE NORTHERN CITIES OF HUE AND DA NANG THAT DISTURBANCES WOULD ONLY MULTIPLY THE PROBLEMS OF SUPPLYING THE NORTHERN CITIES WITH FOOD - AND MIGHT CAUSE FAMINE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4SKQKQ0EDTG9QXS0QXC0JDICG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SKQKQ0EDTG9QXS0QXC0JDICG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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