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London / Libyan Embassy Siege #296464

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 19, 1984
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(Studio) Libyan dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi, accusing British police of Tuesday's shooting at London embassy, said threatening lives of British ntls. in Libya unless London siege is lifted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tripoli, Libya) Anti-British demonstrations at British embassy here, apparently orchestrated for media, examined; films shown. Kadhafi's allegation that gunfire from within London embassy was in self-defense against British attack on building noted include suggestion that police ofr. who died was killed by colleague. No. Britons in Libya, many replacing Americans ordered out 2 years ago by President Reagan, mentioned.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(London, England) Status of continued police siege of Libyan embassy examined; films shown. [Voices of LIBYANS - deny any wrongdoing; suggest reporter mind his own business regarding arms within embassy; remarks transcribed on screen.] Psychological pressure on besieged Libyans described, shown. [sergeant David CUMMINGS - acknowledges need to respect law, but would like killer punished.] Indications of police preparations for long siege shown. Prim Min. Margaret Thatcher mentioned returning from Portugal tonight.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Possibility of Britain breaking diplomatic relations with Libya and storming embassy considered.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer, Tom Fenton

Blackstone, John;
Fenton, Tom;
Schieffer, Bob

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