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Northern Ireland / Referendum #469594

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 1973
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(Studio) Bombs explode near Old Bailey and near White Hall Ministry of Agriculture 2 other large bombs found before they explode. Many injured.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(London, England) 1 killed and 2 seriously hurt in 1 explosion. 180 injured. In other explosion many injured and much property damage done. Police arrest 8 men and 2 women suspects at airport as they attempt to leave for Dublin and Belfast.
REPORTER: Ray Scherer

(Studio) IRA (Irish Republican Army) denies London explosions connected with North Irish referendum on union with South Ireland. In North Ireland dozen bombs explode in Belfast and Londonderry. 1 killed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Belfast, North Ireland) Armored cars filled with British troops and anti- riot gear accompany ballot boxes to polling stations. Protestants turn out in large numbers to vote for continued union with UK. Catholics, outnumbered 2-1, boycott polls.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

(Irish border) Border between North and South Ireland created in 1920, when South gained independence from England but Protestant North remained part of UK. Some towns in North Ireland along border heavily Catholic and desire union with Irish Republic.
REPORTER: George Montgomery

Chancellor, John;
Montgomery, George;
Paxton, Jack;
Scherer, Ray

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