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Holland / Moluccans #254449

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 05, 1977
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(Studio) South Moluccans go on trial in Assen, The Netherlands, for last May's train hijack and school hostage-holding incidents in Bovensmilde. (NOTE: Local station interference identifies broadcast erroneously as local broadcast.)
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Bovensmilde, North Holland) Dutch and South Moluccan children attend school together peacefully. But Bovensmilde school is being torn down. To be rebuilt some distance from racially mixed neighborhood because of emotions and bitterness. Demolition began when building stormed by Dutch marines last July. Film of school and train attack shown. Incidents recalled. [Train hostage Mrs. Saskia SEIN-ROSE - is apprehensive of groups of Moluccans; can't ride the train.] Film of funeral of Moluccan killed when train hostages freed shown. Moluccans feel Dutch government not sympathetic toward freeing of Moluccan homeland in Indonesia. Moluccan youths have been involved in scattered violence since train hijack. Disturbance in Bovensmilde noted. [Moluccan youth Herman SELEKY - believes it will take time to overcome reaction to train hijack.] Extremists try to capitalize on Moluccan problem.

Lee, Mike;
Mudd, Roger

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