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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Buddhists' Campaign to Oust Ky Begins

March 10, 1966
Buddhists' Campaign to Oust Ky Begins

South Vietnamese Buddhists begin a violent campaign to oust Prime Minister Ky following his dismissal of a top Buddhist general. This marks the beginning of a period of extreme unrest in several cities in South Vietnam including Saigon, Da Nang and Hue as political squabbling spills out into the streets and interferes with U.S. military operations.

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