NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Poland's government reported sending riot police to stop strike at steel mill in south Poland. USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's economy reforms mentioned. Report introduced.
(Gdansk, Poland: Paul Miller) Scenes shown from strike at Gdansk shipyard; details given. Catholic mediators noted unable to bring sides together. [Solidarity leader Lech WALESA - (thru translator) comments on strike.] Strike in Krakow noted broken by police. [Govt. spokesperson Jerzy URBAN - (thru translator) comments on government action.] [Solidarity leader Adam MICHNIK - (thru translator) says government actions were foolish.] Unrest noted spreading to univs.; scenes shown. Strikers' demands discussed; protest leader quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House reported condemning methods used by Polish government to suppress strikes; administration spokesperson quoted.