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Los Angeles, California / King Trial / Violence / World Reaction #344640

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 04, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported calling for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss "the persecution and oppression of the people of Los Angeles."

(London: Barry Petersen) World reaction to the violence in Los Angeles featured; excerpt shown of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) newscast on the violence. French President Francois Mitterrand quoted on the verdicts in the Rodney King police beating trial; Israeli newspaper reported comparing the Los Angeles riots to the intifada; British columnist quoted on the rioting. Scenes shown of protesters in support of King outside the United States embassy in London. [WOMAN - talks about police beatings.] Scenes shown of French conflict between whites and Arabs and a neo-Nazi rally in Germany. [British journalist Anthony SAMPSON - says America has neglected the underclass.]

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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