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Local priests accuse communist government of 'aiding and abetting' violent youths

Catholic community in Vietnam terrorized by gangs of youth

A banner raised across a road that calls on local people to expel two priests who have been active in helping local fishermen sue the Formosa steel plant that was responsible for a marine pollution disaster in April 2016. (Photo supplied)

ucanews.com reporter, Hanoi
Vietnam

June 16, 2017

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Police have looked the other way as groups of youths have terrorized a Catholic community in northeast Vietnam.

Throughout June, gangs of youths, uniformed in red T-shirts with yellow stars and waving national flags, have attacked Catholics and their property in Song Ngoc Parish in Quynh Luu District of Nghe An Province.

"We see that the attacks have been carried out in an orchestrated manner and the police know well what is occurring but are ignoring what is going on," said Father Anthony Nguyen Van Dinh, with 10 other priests, in a June 13 petition given to the Vietnamese government.

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