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British Documentary: Killing IRA Members #561975

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

(London, England: Stephen Frazier) British government reported attempting to prevent "This Wk." from bdcsting. Documentary reported investigating circumstances of British commandos killing IRA (Irish Republican Army) members in Gibraltar; details given, scenes shown. Eyewitnesses quoted with regard to manner in which IRA (Irish Republican Army) members were killed. [Eyewitness Carmen PROETTA - comments on killings.] [Eyewitness Stephen BULLOCH - comments on killings.] Govt.'s version of event discussed. Killings noted triggering last month's graveyard violence in North Ireland; scenes shown. Govt. officials noted calling bdcstrs. irresponsible for airing program prior to Gibraltar court inquest. [British Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - expresses outrage.] [Opposition Labor party spokesperson Roy HATTERSLEY - says government trying to suppress program.] Problems facing British government because of documentary's broadcast discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Frazier, Stephen

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