NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 09, 1981
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(Studio) Attack and destruction of Polish police station last night reported Communist party said chging. attack threatens Polish security. Solidarity union leaders said praised for efforts to stop riot. Celebration of WWII end said celebrated in Poland.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Warsaw, Poland) Celebration shown. USSR liberation of Poland in 1945 and its present control of nation noted. Presence of top Communists reported Communist party weakness said evident in Poland. Riot last night cited, scenes shown. Reason for riot given. Presence of liquor noted. Police nonintervention cited as evidence of weakness. Intimidation of police cited. Solidarity union's role noted. Solidarity leaders absence from nation during tour of Japan said cause for worry as some people continue to test authorities' response. How much they will take said in question.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann