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Northern Ireland / Hunger Strike #508346

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 17, 1980
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(Studio) 43 Irish ntlsts. said refusing to eat in prison cells. Supporters of strike reported invading Parliament. Situation with prisoners in Belfast said serious.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Belfast, North Ireland) Scenes of strikers and self-fouled cells shown. 7 noted beginning hunger strike 52 days ago. [STRIKER - is prepared to die to make point.] Sean McKenna said now near death. [McKenna SISTER - wants brother to continue strike.) IRA (Irish Republican Army) reprisal said feared. Striker Leo Green, who murdered policeman Harold Cobb noted. [COBB'S widow - comments.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John

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