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Spanish Sahara / Morocco #480662

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 1975
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(Studio) 1000's of unarmed Moroccans begin march into Spanish Sahara to take it over; group under orders of King Hassan. They stop 5 mile short of barbed wire and mine fields set out by Spanish.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Morocco) Rptdly. to take 48 hrs. for 350,000 Moroccans to cross border. Moroccan premier refused to answer question with regard to mine fields. March begins. Delegations from other cntrys. accompany Moroccans. 3 Americans carry largest flag. Moroccan flag put up at Spanish fort; fence torn down. Group turns toward Mecca to pray. Hassan warns troops not to intervene until 24 hrs. after 1st attack on marchers.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

(El Aiiun, Spanish Sahara) 35,000 Arab-Moslems live here. People have no say in their future. Armed soldiers out on street Mil. governor won't allow marchers past military frontier. Mil. families evacuated to Canary Island Spanish hope they won't have to fight, but feel their honor is at stake.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Diplomatic efforts made to stop Saharan bloodshed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John;
Streithorst, Tom

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