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Northern Ireland #277490

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1981
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(Studio) Questions following death of jailed IRA (Irish Republican Army) hunger striker Bobby Sands considered; violence following his death said not as intense as had been anticipated.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Belfast, North Ireland) Atmosphere following Sands' death examined; films shown. Francis Hughes, Raymond McCreesh and Patrick O'Hara noted also fasting in prison; details given. [Patrick O'Hara's BRO. - conveys message from brother with regard to Sands' death.] Efforts to make Sands' an IRA martyr outlined.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Belfast, North Ireland) [In parliament, voice of Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - notes Sands' choice of own death.] Thatcher's position in issue outlined. [Protestant leader Reverend Ian PAISLEY - threatens retaliation against IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorism.] British government said trying to block another IRA (Irish Republican Army) prisoner from filling Sands' vacant Parliament seat. [Secretary state for North Ireland Humphrey ATKINS - notes history of death by violence in North Ireland.] Britain's preparations for incrd. violence discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Reporter(s):
Blackstone, John;
Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:10

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