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Belgium / Soccer Riot Aftermath #543904

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 30, 1985
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(Studio) Belgium interior minister reported calling for ban on British soccer teams in his country after last night's riot.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Brussels, Belgium) Poor security precautions contributing to British fans' violence examined; films shown. [Interior minister Charles NOTHOMB - sees no excuse for violence.] Police said counting on minimal level of decency by fans.
REPORTER: Paul Miller

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Liverpool, England) Shame here over fans' rioting examined; films shown. [Council member Keva COOMBES - comments on soccer violence.] [Liverpool Football Club spokesperson John SMITH - claims National Front mbrs. started Brussels riot.] National Front mentioned neo-Nazi organization Econ. factors contributing to British youth violence cited. [COOMBES - comments.] [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - would like those responsible severely punished.] Opposition to withdrawing British soccer teams from European competitions temporarily explained.
REPORTER: Stephen Frazier

(Turin, Italy) Reaction here to riot and deaths examined; films shown. [PEOPLE - claim British fans were all drunk.] Italian fan named, shown.
REPORTER: Keith Miller

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Frazier, Stephen;
Miller, Keith;
Miller, Paul
Duration:
00:06:10

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