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Vietnam / South Vietnam Election / Thieu Opposition #213203

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1971
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(Studio) Some see fighting as attempt to embarrass President Nguyen Van Thieu's government before election. Protests against government in Hue and Saigon, South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Group tears down Thieu election posters. Committee wants to force Thieu's resignation. Catholics, Buddhists, and others form coalition. Mtg. area sealed off by police. Tear gas used. Spkrs. denounce Thieu. Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, Thieu's opponent, speaks: says he'll join people to overthrow dictatorship; urges police and military to join in struggle. 1 police agent with camera, seized by crowd until police rescue him.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

Mudd, Roger;
Williams, Jeff

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