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Ireland / IRA #461705

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 30, 1972
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(Studio) Irish Premier Jack Lynch may call for new elections if government defeated on bill to give police more power to fight IRA.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Dublin, Ireland) Huge demonstrations demand end of Lynch government [Mbr. English Parliament from Northern Ireland, Bernadette DEVLIN - calls for fight against oppression by Lynch government] Crowds demand release of IRA leader Sean MacStiofain. New bill would put burden of proof of innocence on those accused of mbrship. in IRA, and many feel this infringes on civil liberties. Vote expected to be close. Meanwhile, MacStiofain in hospital in Conagh Army Camp near Dublin under heavy security. MacStiofain in very bad health due to 2-wk. hunger strike. Dublin tense.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

Chancellor, John;
Paxton, Jack

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