NBC Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1975
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(Studio) Anti-American demonstrations occur in Laos; demonstrators at United States embassy in Vientiane demand resignation of pro-American members of coalition government; later some cabinet members resign. In DC, State Department spokesperson concedes difficulties in Laos, but doesn't think coalition government to collapse.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Vientiane, Laos) King and Queen of Laos made 1st visit ever to territory controlled by Pathet Lao last week Observers say Pathet Lao has military strength to take over. Many citizens of Vietiane see Communist rule as inevitable; wealthy persons leaving cntry., shopkeepers reducing inventories; economy in terrible shape. Blame placed on royalist and American govts. Rising tide of anti-Americanism exists. Vientiane neutralist city; Anti-American demonstration goes off as scheduled and Pathet Lao and royalist police standing by. Demonstration leaders finally move crowd beyond United States embassy. In business district, demonstrators make target out of anything foreign.
REPORTER: Don Oliver