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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 6. April 9, 1968

Extremists raise the flag

Extremists raise the flag

Six-member society reports: 'Mission successful'

North Vietnamese flag fluttering in the breeze

North Vietnamese flag fluttering in the breeze

North Vietnamese flag fluttering in the breeze

North Vietnamese flag fluttering in the breeze

Members of extremist "United Flag Raisers Society" successfully raised the North Vietnamese flag in the Botanical Gardens on night of March 31.

A spokesman for the society, which has six members, said the mission was completely successful.

A passer-by said he saw six nondescript persons lurking in the gardens.

Upon investigation he found one of the group climbing a pole with a flag.

The flag was hooked on to a wire across a valley to another aerial.

Once this was completed the six figures ran to the top of Upland Road and left in a black sedan.

The flag was seen clearly from most parts of the city during the morning.

After a defiant 12 hours it was finally ripped down by City Council employees.

North Vietnamese flag flying above a building in the Wellington Botanical Gardens