NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Police in North Ireland reported resuming policy of guarding funerals due to killings last week in Belfast, North Ireland. British soldiers' funeral services shown in Northolt, England; Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted in attendance. Report introduced.
(Belfast, North Ireland: Stephen Frazier) IRA (Irish Republican Army) reported well-supplied with Libyan munitions. French customs agents intercepting ship belonging to IRA members and discovery of various weapons recalled; scenes shown. Impact of IRA possessing such sophisticated weapons discussed. Libyan shipments featured; details given, scenes shown. [Ex-British commander General James GLOVER - comments on seriousness ofsituation.] Arms demonstrations shown. [Royal Ulster Constabulary John HERMON -indicates concern.] Irish police shown discovering large weapons stash in boxes bearing Libyan markings. [Sinn Fein president Gerry ADAMS - says will continue fight as long as British refuse to leave in peace.] British troops being sent to North Ireland noted indicating refusal to acquiesce to IRA (Irish Republican Army) demands.
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