Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Khanh Resigns and Leaves Saigon in Chaos

August 21, 1964
Khanh Resigns and Leaves Saigon in Chaos

In Saigon, students and Buddhist militants begin a series of escalating protests against General Khanh's military regime. As a result, Khanh resigns as sole leader in favor of a triumvirate that includes himself, Gen. Minh and Gen. Khiem. The streets of Saigon soon disintegrate into chaos and mob violence amid the government's gross instability.

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