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Laos / Anti-American Feeling #482834

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1975
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(Studio) Rising tide of anti-American feeling in Laos causes United States to fly 18 Americans and no. of fors. from Savannakhet to Thailand. Students in Vientiane keep up protest to get American AID out of Laos.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Vientiane, Laos) Pathet Lao inside American AID compound with students. 2 Marines and 1 American civilian also in compound, but protestors can't get to them. Students loot commissary; Laotian police do nothing. Laotian government wants United States money but in direct payments. Most Americans in Laos live about 3 mi. from Vientiane; embassy orders all American families to get health certificates up to date so they can leave country American evacuation of AID staff and families to begin tomorrow; hopefully, United States embassy can remain open.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) White House says uncertain situation in Laos has led to aid cutbacks there. No full-scale evacuation ordered yet.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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