NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 25, 1980
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(Studio) 542 boats said seized in Key West, Florida, to bar illegal entry of Cuban refugees. 76,000 refugees said in United States now. Disturbance at Eglin Air Force Base among refugees reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Fort Walton Beach, Florida) Eglin scenes shown. Necessity of having sponsors for refugees said delaying their release from camp. Several hundred said to have broken out of camp last night during violent protest demonstration. Most said captured. [Resident Michael HOWARD - is critical of security at camp.] Further demonstrations reported [Refugee Sylvester VINCENT - says camp is better than Cuba.] Negative effect of demonstrations on ultimate release of refugees noted.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones