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South Africa / Racial Unrest #305421

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Coronationville, South Africa) Contd. racial violence in South Africa, include latest police assault on peaceful demonstrations, examined; scenes shown. [DEMONSTRATOR - notes police don't respect peaceful protesters.] [Amnesty International spokesperson Malcolm SMART - believes most tortured by police have been youngsters.] One Il year old's (named) case cited as example; photos shown. [James MESSAKWAMENG - describes police beating.] Messakwameng's description of police detention outlined.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Jerry Falwell's criticism of Bishop Desmond Tutu, claiming South African blacks don't support him, featured; scenes shown. [FALWELL - considers Tutu a phony; claims blacks oppose disinvestment.] Falwell noted calling for United States purchases of Krugerrands and incrd. business in South Africa. [Jesse JACKSON - thinks Falwell and Reagan's endorsement of P.W. Botha imply their support of past dictators.] [Southern Christian Leadership Conference president Reverend Joseph LOWERY - feels Falwell has aligned himself with South Africa's "immoral minority."]

(Studio) Stay of execution reported granted by South African court for Benjamin Moloise, scheduled for execution tomorrow; country's banks said cutting interest rates in effort to reduce racial tension.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Faw, Bob;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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