Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 10. 23rd May 1973
Journalists Kept from Delegation
[unclear: Journalists] Kept from Delegation
Le Hai described how the Thieu Ad[unclear: ministration] attempted to hinder the [unclear: ork] of the D.R.V. and P.R.G. dele-[unclear: ates] to the Joint Military Commission [unclear: a] Saigon. "When the delegation arrived [unclear: it] was surrounded all the time by Thieu's [unclear: military] police and forbidden to move [unclear: reely]. Everywhere we went we were [unclear: urrounded] by Thieu's military police who [unclear: revented] the local people from making [unclear: ny] contact with us. The Thieu Admin-[unclear: itration] even forbade native and foreign [unclear: ressmen] from meeting our delegation. [unclear: They] threatened to gun down the press-[unclear: nen] who tried to infiltrate our residence [unclear: o] interview us. One scene I witnessed [unclear: was] when a number of pressmen turned up at the gate of our residence. The military police forbade them to enter and threatened them with their machine guns. One of the foreign pressmen, who spoke French, took off his coat and challenged an M. P. to shoot him and said 'You are lost, you are lost'."