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NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 29, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Warsaw, Poland: Paul Miller) Striking workers shown outside of V.I. Lenin steel mill in Krakow, Poland. Strike noted largest since 1981. Unrest noted spreading to other sections of Poland. Econ. conds. noted cause of strikes; details given, scenes shown. [WOMAN - says its difficult to survive.] Students and other workers noted supporting strike. Impact of mass protests since World War II recalled. [Govt. spokesperson Jerzy URBAN - (thru translator) says situation not serious.] 1980 protests and creation of Solidarity recalled; scenes shown; leader Lech Walesa mentioned, scenes shown. General Wojciech Jaruzelski mentioned. Govt. noted placing Solidarity leaders in temporary detention prior to traditional anti-government protest day on May 1.

Brokaw, Tom;
Miller, Paul

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