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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Conflict Worsens Between South Vietnamese Police and Buddhists

May 1963
Conflict Worsens Between South Vietnamese Police and Buddhists

Buddhists riot in South Vietnam after they are denied the right to display religious flags during their celebration of Buddha's birthday. In Hue, South Vietnamese police and army troops shoot at Buddhist demonstrators, resulting in the deaths of one woman and eight children.

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