CBS Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1975
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(Studio) Pro-American elements in Laos' coalition government are reported on way out. Reports follow day of anti-American protests. 3 pro-American cabinet members resign and others rptdly. plan to quit; no confirmation available.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Vientiane, Laos) Demonstrators are students with close links to Pathet Lao. Despite Prince Souvanna Phouma's orders, demonstrators begin march toward United States embassy and shout anti-American slogans at main gate. Crowd begins to turn ugly; after some intervention, demonstrators move downtown, smashing downtown shop windows and ripping down signs in French and English. Recent events suggest Pathet Lao wants to bring Laos in line with recent Communist victories in Cambodia and South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Peter Collins
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