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Northern Ireland #516533

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1981
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(Studio) Anticipation of incrd. violence in North Ireland once jailed IRA (Irish Republican Army) hunger striker Bobby Sands dies noted highlighted by his mother's commitment to son s cause, British Prime Min.'s refusal to give in to his demands and failure of Vatican envoy's mediation effort.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Belfast, North Ireland) Preparations here for Sands' death examined; films shown. Police assistance given Protestant terrorists noted. [Protestant assassination squad MBR. - discusses planned assassinations; claims group isn't anti-Catholic but is anti-Communist] Similarities between Protestant and IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorists noted.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred

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