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(Studio) Nicaraguan guerrilla leader's report that country is in state of civil war stated. Martial law imposed in 2 cities by President Anastasio Somoza's government reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Managua, Nicaragua) Details given about conditions in Masaya, one city under martial law. Red Cross spokesperson's description of death from fighting there quoted. Newsmen's report that they were fired upon by government troops noted. [AP photographer Red McLENDON - describes experience.] [UPI photographer Ken HAWKINS - says newsmen had big white flags and that troops did see them and still fired.] Troops' orders that reporters return to Managua reported.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Rabel, Ed
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