ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 21, 1972
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(Studio) 4 bombings rock Londonderry, North Ireland. Warning gives police time to clear areas, but 25 injured. British policy of internment of suspected IRA (Irish Republican Army) mbrs., without trial, has become major obstacle to reconciliation in Ulster, North Ireland.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(County Tyrone, North Ireland) On August 9, 1971, before dawn, British soldiers arrested Patrick Joseph McClean. Over 3000 Catholics arrested over following 3 mos. Suspected IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorists are held under Britain's Special Powers Act. Mrs. Anna McClean says her school-teacher husband did nothing wrong; struggles to raise 9 children without presence of father. [Anne MCCLEAN - says children can't understand why their father was arrested. Says her husband worries about the children.] Schools are segregated by faith, being Catholic or Protestant.
REPORTER: George Watson
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