NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 16, 1981
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(Studio) More strikes said broken, although Solidarity protests continue. Situation described. Thousands said jailed, but no massive resistance to martial law noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(London, England) Govt. declaration over Polish television with regard to return to normalcy if peace and calm maintained noted. Police efforts to break up strikes reported Possible mining of shipyard and collapse of a strike in Warsaw reported Gdansk shipyard said in military hands. Conflicting reports re: condition of Lech Walesa noted. Jailing of communists noted. Edward Gierek mentioned. Possible rebuilding of communist party in Poland noted. Francois Mitterrand reports of violence in Poland noted. Information blackout blamed for inability to confirm reports with regard to Poland.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann