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Holland / South Moluccan Terrorists #252181

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 23, 1977
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(Studio) 2 groups of South Moluccan terrorists seize elementary school and commuter train filled with people, near Assen, Holland. South Moluccans are self-imposed exiles from former Dutch colony now part of Indonesia.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Bovensmilde, Holland) Report on seizure of elementary school in village of Bovensmilde. Police take terrorists seriously as South Moluccan group killed 3 hostages in seized train 1 1/2 years ago.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Groningen, Holland) Report on train seizure; so far, terrorists follow similar procedure to that of another South Moluccan group that seized train in December, 1975 not far from present site. 3 were killed in seizure. (Film shown.) At same time as 1975 train seizure, terrorists stormed Indonesian consulate in Amsterdam in attempt to get Dutch government support for Moluccan Island nation, now part of Indonesia and formerly Dutch colony. Plight of Moluccans living in Holland noted. Govt. has reputation of being slow and not giving in to terrorist demands, but with school involved, this may change.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Attacks come 2 days prior to general elections in Netherlands; officials say elections will go on.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

McLaughlin, Bill;
McNamara, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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