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Belfast Hunger Strike #268373

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1980
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(Studio) End of hunger strike by convicted IRA (Irish Republican Army) guerrillas in Belfast prison reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Maze prison shown. Details of strike end given. Sean McKenna said comatose in hosp. December 1 film shown. Pol. arm of IRA (Irish Republican Army) said confirming end of strike. Strikers shown. 33 said to have joined strike with original 7. Status as political prisoners, not criminals, said wanted by strikers. Margaret Thatcher said adamant with regard to demand, and strike end seen as victory for Britain's government
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Studio) Treatment of Sean McKenna noted.

Cronkite, Walter;
Trotta, Liz

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