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Moutier / French Separatists #253424

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 29, 1977
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(Studio) Switzerland has been known for neutrality, but in village of Moutier, people take sides.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Moutier, Switzerland) Moutier is French-Swiss village in midst of area of German-Swiss and separatists create trouble because they want out. Villagers earlier narrowly defeated proposal to join with north French-Swiss in own canton, or state. Young separatists now demonstrate and try to get another vote. German-Swiss have German heritage and are mostly Protestants, French-Swiss mostly Roman Catholic. Situation can be compared somewhat to Belfast and Beirut, but there are differences; example cited.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Mudd, Roger;
Threlkeld, Richard

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