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China, PR / Student Protests #327042

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 20, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Susan Spencer) Situation in Tiananmen Sq. in Beijing,China, PR, updated in audio report; scenes shown of students stopping soldiers; details given of government's setting up of martial law and of army's control of television coverage. Unconfirmed rumors about resignation of moderate Zhao Ziyang noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Beijing, China, PR: Susan Spencer) Reception for American media in Beijing described.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Barry Petersen) Clash between people and police along road into Beijing featured; details given, scenes shown of clash and of interaction between students and soldiers.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Bob Simon) Blocking of entry of soldiers into city by protesters featured; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - (thru translator) says the people will never again serve those emperors.] Interaction between troops and people described, shown.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Marches in Hong Kong and Macao in support of student protests reported Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Bruce Morton) Rumors about Beijing protests that have reached Shanghai, China, PR, detailed in audio report

Schieffer, Bob;
Morton, Bruce;
Petersen, Barry;
Simon, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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