VIETNAM: Thousands support of chemical war victims

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Twelve thousand people took part in a mass walk for Agent Orange victims along Han River in Da Nang City on February 13. The three-kilometre walk was the biggest mass walk ever in the city, and included representatives of 30 international organisations and the city authorities. Shortly after the walk, 12,000 signatures were collected to support the Association of Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims (VAOV) in its law suit against US chemical manufacturers that produce Agent Orange, which was used in Vietnam during the US-led war. Participants also donated the equivalent of US$32,484 to the Dioxin Victims Fund. The walk was jointly organised by the Peace Committee, the Red Cross Society, and VAOV in Da Nang.

From Green Left Weekly, February 23, 2005.

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