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China, PR / Student Protests #122105

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: John Laurence) Sixth day of student protests in Beijing, China, PR, featured; scenes shown. [Three STUDENTS - talk about what course of action army might take.] Mtg. of government officials and leaders of student hunger strike detailed; scenes shown from Chinese TV. [Premier LI Peng - (thru translator) says Beijing has fallen into state of anarchy.] [Hunger-striking student WUER Kaixi - responds.] Scenes shown of demonstrations in support of striking students. [Chinese MAN - criticizes leader Deng Xiaoping.] Collapse of more hunger strikers in Tiananmen Sq. reported; scenes shown. [PROF. - expresses support for strikers.] Veneration of Mao Tse-tung mentioned.

Laurence, John;
Jennings, Peter

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