Yen Bai Uprising 1930
Yen Bai Uprising (1930)
an anti-French uprising of Vietnamese soldiers of the French colonial army in the city of Yen Bai in North Vietnam in 1930, prepared and led by the Vietnam National Party. On the night of February 9 two mutinous units of soldiers of the Yen Bai garrison seized the barracks, the railroad station, and several administrative buildings of the city. From then until February 15 isolated incidents involving soldiers and the petite bourgeoisie of the city and the countryside occurred in Phu Tho, Hai Duong, and Thai Binh provinces. The colonialists quickly suppressed the uprising, because the Vietnam National Party had little contact with the people and because the uprising was poorly organized. Many participants in the uprising were executed, including Nguyen Thai Hoc, the leader of the Vietnam National Party, or sentenced to hard labor.