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Poland / Strikes #115996

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Continue of strikes for higher pay and political freedom in Poland reported Report introduced.

(Gdansk, Poland: David Ensor) Govt. response to strike at steel mill in Nowa Huta reported; details given, scenes shown. [Father Tadeusz ZALESKI - (thru translator) says riot police beat people at plant.] [Govt. spokesperson Jerzy URBAN - (thru translator) says government action restored order.] Report that part of plant is still on strike noted. Police reported surrounding striking shipyard in Gdansk; statement by Lech Walesa quoted. [WORKER, WALESA - (thru translator) discuss situation.] Current and future status of conflict between strikers and government mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response by White House to events in Poland reported; feeling that events there will not affect US-USSR summit noted.

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter

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