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Americans / Laotian Situation #37293

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1975
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(Studio) 18 Americans and other fors. evacuated from Savannakhet, Laos, and flown to Thailand. Americans under house arrest for over week Demonstrators backed by Pathet Lao. Most United States citizens to leave Laos as soon as possible because incidents of violence incring. Laotian students still occupy United States AID office in Vientiane; 2 American military guards remain locked in compound.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Vientiane, Laos) Situation in Vientiane forcing evacuation speed-up of US AID workers and families. Students and Pathet Lao say everything in compound belongs to Laos. Many Americans have passports locked in compound with no way to get them out. Americans not panicked, but sense of urgency increases
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(White House) United States all but pulling down American flag in Laos. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger tells ABC's Ted Koppel that American reduction in Laos to be very substantial; United States aid to Laos will be cut.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Cioffi, Lou;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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