Buddhist monks have
been kept on the move by riot police and troops. As the Vien?
Buddhist monks have
First 40' RIOTING MONKS SCATTERED
Small group of monks running, carrying banners, &c.
They are in U.S. Embassy area, and they ran thru
Market area - returning later to near
Teargas in street again......about 100 yards
Troops arrive - past in trucks.
Troops out of vehicles, take up positions in area near Embassy
Troops and Central Market. Embassy is about 300
metres from Market.
This was (and is) typical of
everyday in various parts of city.
LAST 60' SAIGON
City centre circle - PAN to troops
relaxing in gardens near JUSPAO offices.
busy centre near JUSPAO, troops relaxing on lawns barricades around JUSPAO - the
are permanently there, troops with teargas grenades, teargas grenades at ready
on grenade launchers (rifles) - JUSPAO beyond.
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Background: Buddhist monks have
been kept on the move by riot police and troops. As the Vien Hoa Dao is still
sealed off they have not had a chance to congregate. Patrolling troops armed
with teargas are constantly moving thru the city ready to break up any
demonstrations. Yesterday they infiltrated the area between the Central Market
and the U.S. Embassy in taxis, cyclos, &c. and suddenly appeared in a small
group, raced thru the streets, but after about 1/2 hour were broken up by
JUSPAO office has been under guard since early morning Friday after the Hue
office was wrecked by rioting mobs yesterday.
Took this footage as it may also be useful to keep as library stock - inevitably
one day JUSPAO will be the scene of a terrorist or rioting attack.