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Stuttgart Trial / Background Report #240084

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1975
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(Studio) 4 leaders of West German anarchist gang go on trial tomorrow in Stuttgart.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Bonn, West Germany) For nearly 2 years, 1970-1972, West German government system under attack by anarchists; film clips shown. Celebrated Baader, Meinhof gang responsible for terrorist offensive. Leader of gang, Andreas Baader captured in Frankfurt, June `72; Baader's partner, Ulrike Meinhof, mother of 2. Gang's underground arsenal shown. For 3 years, Baader, Meinhof and 2 accomplices confined to high-rise prison in Stuttgart; trial to be held in steel, concrete building built primarily for this trial. Security at trial very strict. 1 attempt to set Baader and Meinhof free came last month when German terrorist blew up West German embassy in Stockholm, and demanded anarchists' release; government re fused.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

McNamara, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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