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Northern Ireland #517148

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1981
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(Studio) Violence in North Ireland today following death of fasting IRA (Irish Republican Army) convict Bobby Sands said not as intense as anticipated; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Belfast, North Ireland) Violence following Sands' death examined. [MAN - comments on history of violence.] [Bernadette Devlin McALISKEY - calls for Britain's isolation; mentions Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher.] [Protestant leader Reverend Ian PAISLEY - comments on Sands' choice.] Atmosphere throughout North Ireland considered; films shown. North Ireland peace movement leader Mairead Corrigan recalled 1 of 2 women to win Nobel Peace Prize. [CORRIGAN - notes lack of support of violence by masses in N. Ireland.] Difficulty in being a moderate said illustrated by Claire McMurray's situation; details given. [McMURRAY - discusses situation.] IRA sympathizer Eileen Hill quoted with regard to her son's fate.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Pro-Sands demonstration greeting Queen Elizabeth upon her arrival in Oslo, Norway, reported , shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(London, England) Demonstrations in support of Sands here examined; films shown. Apparent support for Thatcher's position mentioned; her remarks to House of Commons quoted. [Recorded in parliament, voice of THATCHER - restates her commitment to stand.]
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) New York City demonstration in support of Sands reported, shown. 3 more prisoners in Belfast noted also fasting; condition of group mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Compton, James;
Jamieson, Bob
Duration:
00:06:00

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