Thousands Protest At Store

What started as a Tet festival concert turned into a massive protest Monday night at a video store, reports CBS station KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.

A crowd estimated at 10,000 to 20,000 people chanted outside the store. Most waved the yellow and red flags of the former South Vietnam. Police said the large crowd remained peaceful late into the night.

The protests began last month, when the shopkeeper, Truong Van Tran, began displaying a poster of the late Vietnamese Communist leader Ho-Chi-Minh and a Communist flag in his store.

He says he wants his fellow Vietnamese to view their country in a new way.

His landlord, however, is trying to evict him for creating a public nuisance.

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