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Northern Ireland #517178

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 06, 1981
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(Studio) Britain reported sending in Royal Welsh Battalion in anticipation of violence following tomorrow's funeral of Bobby Sands in North Ireland.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Belfast, North Ireland) Atmosphere here examined; films shown. Preparations for Sands' funeral discussed; Francis Hughes reported continuing his hunger strike in prison. Hughes' background examined. [Bro. Mayer HUGHES - explains brother's position.] Hughes' funeral noted being planned prior to Sands' funeral.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) "Pravda's" account of Sands' death quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Dublin, Ireland) Reaction here to Sands' death examined; films shown. Background to situation recalled. [PEOPLE - comment on event.] Pol. effects here from situation in North Ireland mentioned; violence in Dublin last night described.
REPORTER: David Phillips

Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred;
Phillips, David

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