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Holland / South Moluccan Terrorist Seizure #252200

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 1977
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(Studio) South Moluccan terrorists make demands with regard to hostages held in Holland, but Dutch government refuses negotiations till school children held are freed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(No location given) Report on school and train hostage situation; demands noted.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Last time Moluccans made news was in similar terrorist incidents in December 1975 in Holland, their home in exile.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Assen, Holland) Moluccans come from part of Spice Island given to Indonesia by Dutch in 1949 with promise Moluccans would have nation of own. Promise not kept and after uprising in 1950, many Moluccans taken to Holland in effort to halt rebellion. Since 1970, Moluccans have expressed bitterness. (Film shown of demonstrations against visit to Holland of Indonesia President Suharto.) 1975 Moluccan hostage incident noted. (Film shown.)
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

Reporter(s):
McLaughlin, Bill;
McNamara, Bob;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:03:50

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