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Northern Ireland / Referendum #227959

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 1973
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(Studio) 2 bombs explode in London on day when referendum held in North Ireland to determine whether North will remain part of UK or become united with Irish Republic.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) 180 wounded and 1 killed in 1 bomb explosion near Old Bailey bldgs. [Eyewitness - describes explosion.]
REPORTER: Michael Sullivan (BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) newsfilm)

(London, England) Bomb explodes near Defense Ministry recruiting offices near Scotland Yard. About 12 injured. Police able to clear most of area before explosion. Damage to property extensive.
REPORTER: Peter Stewart (BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) newsfilm)

(Studio) Violence also widespread in North Ireland.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Belfast, North Ireland) Bomb blasts, shooting attacks and fire serve as backdrop for North Irish referendum on union with Eire. Despite this, Protestants turn out in large numbers at polling stations to vote for continued union with UK. Most Catholics boycott referendum.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John;
Stewart, Peter;
Sullivan, Michael

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