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Northern Ireland #276638

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 21, 1981
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(Studio) Concern that imminent death of imprisoned IRA (Irish Republican Army) member Bobby Sands will provoke widespread violence in North Ireland reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Belfast, North Ireland) Sands' condition and his demands for IRA (Irish Republican Army) prisoners discussed; his recent win of House of Commons election recalled. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher, during tour of Saudi Arabia, reported reiterating her refusal to discuss Sands' demands. [Voice of THATCHER - refuses political status for convicted criminals.] Continued rioting in Londonderry today described.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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