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June 5, 2011 – The Beginning Of The Longest Anti-China Protest Movement In Vietnam

June 5, 2011 – The Beginning Of The Longest Anti-China Protest Movement In Vietnam
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Our newest section on The Vietnamese Magazine, the “On This Day” series, aims to introduce contemporary Vietnamese history of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by explaining political events that occurred today in the past. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What happened on June 5, 2011? Public demonstrations and protests are sporadic in Vietnam. But

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Son Nguyen
On This Day
FAQs About The Special Economic Zones and Vietnam’s SEZ Draft Bill

FAQs About The Special Economic Zones and Vietnam’s SEZ Draft Bill
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In June 2018, many were shocked to witness the largest demonstration in Vietnam since the end of the war in 1975, where thousands of people marched on the streets of several major cities. One of the reasons that compelled the Vietnamese people to protest was because of the proposed Special

Doan Trang
Doan Trang
Politics
Black Sundays Report: Vietnamese People’s Response To Police Brutality During June 2018 Protests

Black Sundays Report: Vietnamese People’s Response To Police Brutality During June 2018 Protests
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Civilians, victims of police brutality and arbitrary detention, academics, activists, researchers, and a lot more people from all walks of life inside and outside of Vietnam got together and produced a report on the two “Black Sundays” of June 10 and June 17, 2018. It is the Vietnamese people’s

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Human Rights
Saigon Is Under De-facto Martial Law

Saigon Is Under De-facto Martial Law
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June 17, 2018| Hundreds of people were stopped, detained, searched, and later taken to a temporary holding center set up in the heart of Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh City) for apparently no reasons. The government, this time, did not even announce that there were any “illegal” public gatherings as

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Quynh-Vi Tran
Human Rights
The Right to Protest In Vietnam Is Not Only Legal, It’s Constitutional

The Right to Protest In Vietnam Is Not Only Legal, It’s Constitutional
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On June 14, 2018, AFP reported, [https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/us-man-detained-vietnam-after-violent-protests-doc-15x4401] the spokesperson of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Le Thi Thu Hang, told reporters that Vietnam was holding an American citizen of Vietnamese descent, Will Anh Nguyen, under the suspicion of “disrupting public order.” Online

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Quynh-Vi Tran
Human Rights
Vietnam, A Step Closer to Democracy With The Latest Nationwide Protests?

Vietnam, A Step Closer to Democracy With The Latest Nationwide Protests?
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June 10, 2018| Nationwide protests broke out in several major cities in Vietnam in the morning and lasted well into the afternoon. As of press time, the demonstrations are still ongoing with reports of several arrests and incidents of police assaulting protestors while observers mostly described the participants as peaceful.

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News
“Piss on Trump” Opens Up Much Needed Debates on Individual Rights Among Vietnamese

“Piss on Trump” Opens Up Much Needed Debates on Individual Rights Among Vietnamese
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In the late night of November 11, 2017, I saw the picture of Vietnamese singer Mai Khoi, a pro-democracy artist who has been dubbed “the Vietnamese Lady Gaga” by Western media in the past two years, holding a sign saying, “Piss on you, Trump” where the word “peace” was crossed

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