HÀ NỘI — The funeral for three police officers who
died in Đồng Tâm during a protest against Hà Nội authorities will be
organised following the rituals of the People’s Police forces, according to
the latest announcement by the Ministry of Public Security.
General Tô Lâm, Minister of Public Security (first
left), offers his sympathies to the family of Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Nguyễn
Huy Thịnh, who was one of three police officers who died in the Đồng Tâm
protest. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn
The funeral will be held from 7.30 in the morning to
12.30 noon on Thursday, at the National Funeral Home at 5 Trần Thánh Tông
Street in Hà Nội.
A group of villagers attacked soldiers building a
wall at Miếu Môn Airport in Đồng Tâm Commune, Mỹ Đức District early last
Thursday, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
The clash ended with three police officers and one
protester killed, while another protester was injured.
The three police officers are Senior
Lieutenant-Colonel Nguyễn Huy Thịnh, 48, Captain Phạm Công Huy, 27 and
Senior Lieutenant Dương Đức Hoàng Quân, 26.
For their bravery in protecting the nation’s
security and people’s lives, they were posthumously awarded the Feat Order
by President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, as well as certificates for their service to
the nation by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. — VNS