ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1971
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(Studio) In Hue, Saigon, and Qui Nhon, South Vietnam, students, vets., and Buddhists protest South Vietnam election. Police keep disorders down. Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky calls for voter boycott at anti-government rally.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Saigon, South Vietnam) Ky's committee approves October 3 election and 1 man race of President Nguyen Van Thieu. Riot police surround meeting area. Many frightened away. Ky comes with own small army, dangerously defying government; hopes to get backing of armed forces of US. Ky calls election unconstitutional; won't respect results; has power base as Vice President; needs to make move before leaving office.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi
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