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Northern Ireland / Protestant Strike / Situation #252315

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 03, 1977
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(Studio) Report on Protestant strike in North Ireland. (Film shown.) 2 bombs explode in Belfast.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dublin, Ireland) March shown; is called by IRA (Irish Republican Army) in Belfast to commemorate 1916 Easter Rebellion and all those who have died for cause. Conditions at present state in conflict noted; only major change is role of British troops, who have mostly turned policing over to regular police force. [Ulster police chief Kenneth NEWMAN - says army will be needed till present violence levels down; police and troops should unite efforts to 1st get gunmen.] Early IRA (Irish Republican Army) leaders are being replaced by younger, more radical leaders IRA (Irish Republican Army) talks of "indefinite armed struggle" and British, Irish and Ulster authorities speak of "defeating terrorism."
REPORTER: John Laurence

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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