• Short Summary

    FOUR HUNDRED SAIGON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DEBATED THE GENERAL SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY AT THEIR HEADQUARTERS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

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    LS STUDENTS HEADQUARTERS IN SAIGON
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    MS CHAIRMAN OF STUDENT BODY ADDRESSING
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    MS STUDENTS
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    MS CHAIRMAN ADDRESSING (PAN) OFFICIALS
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    MLS (PAN) STUDENTS
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    MLS MORE STUDENTS
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    MS BLANK WEEKLY PAPER
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    MS TWO GIRLS AMONG STUDENTS
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    CU SAME PAPER
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    MS STUDENT ADDRESSING
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    MS STUDENTS LOOKING AT BANNED PAPER AND TAKING NOTES
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    MS OTHERS TAKING NOTES
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    13.
    MS ANOTHER STUDENT PROTESTING (2 SHOTS)
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    14.
    MLS DEFENCE MINISTERS PRESS CONFERENCE
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    15.
    MS INFORMATION SECRETARY ADDRESSING
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    MS CUTAWAY - PRESS
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    MS GEN. CO EXPLAINING DANGEROUS SITUATION IN HIGHLANDS
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    18.
    MS DISTRIBUTING VIETCONG PAMPHLETS SEIZED FROM HIGHLANDS (TWO SHOTS)
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    19.
    MS LOCAL NEWSMAN ASKING QUESTIONS
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    MS GEN. CO ANSWERING
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    MLS OTHER PRESSMEN
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    MS GEN. CO SPEAKING
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    MCU ANOTHER PRESSMAN ASKING QUESTION
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    MLS STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
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    MLS GEN. CO SPEAKS TO PRESSMEN
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    Background: FOUR HUNDRED SAIGON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DEBATED THE GENERAL SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY AT THEIR HEADQUARTERS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). AFTER AN ALL-NIGHT DEBATE, THEY DECIDED TO ASK THE GOVERNMENT OF AIR VICE-MARSHALL NGUYEN CAO KY, TO URGENTLY IMPLEMENT THE 26 POINT AUSTERITY PROGRAMME IT HAS PLEDGED TO FULFIL. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, THE GOVERNMENT WAS DISCUSSING WAYS AND MEANS OF DEALING WITH GROWING UNREST AMONG OTHER STUDENTS IN HUE, 400 MILES NORTH.

    THE STUDENTS ALSO CALLED FOR THE BOMBING OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, MILITARY TRAINING FOR ALL ABLE-BODIED MEN, FORMATION OF RESERVE UNITS, HARSH MEASURES AGAINST SPECULATORS AND BLACK MARKETEERS AND PRICE STABILISATION.

    HOWEVER, THEY WERE CRITICAL OF AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND ASKED THE GOVERNMENT TO STATE HOW LONG IT INTENDED TO KEEP UNITED STATES TROOPS IN THE COUNTRY. THEY HIT OUT AT AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S FOREIGN POLICY-MAKING AND SAID; "LET US MANAGE OUR OWN FOREIGN AFFAIRS."
    THEY ALSO ATTACHED THE GOVERNMENT'S TIGHT CONTROL OF THE LOCAL PRESS AND CENSORSHIP AND HAMMERED THE POINT HOME BY PRINTING A COMPLETELY BLANK PAGE IN THEIR WEEKLY NEWSPAPER 'SINH VIEN' IN PROTEST.

    LATER IN THE EVENING THE VIETNAMESE DEFENSE MINISTER, GENERAL NGUYEN GUO CO, HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAIGON IN WHICH HE SPOKE ABOUT THE DANGEROUS SITUATION IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS CREATED BY A CERTAIN GROUP OF MOUNTAIN TRIBESMEN. THE TRIBESMEN, HE SAID, WHO HAVE BEEN ARMED BY CERTAIN QUARTERS, HAVE DISTRIBUTED VIETCONG PROPAGANDA PAMPHLETS TO VILLAGERS THERE.

    HE ALSO SPOKE OF THE TWO-MONTH-OLD GOVERNMENT'S PLEDGE TO MOBILISE THE COUNTRY AGAINST AGGRESSION BY THE VIETCONG, WHICH CONTINUED TO AROUSE WIDESPREAD CONTROVERSY.

    STUDENTS REPRESENTING 14 FACULTIES OF SAIGON UNIVERSITY, WERE PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQBAWS1C2OY2RR7XFA3UZYKMU
    Media URN:
    VLVAQBAWS1C2OY2RR7XFA3UZYKMU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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