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Belfast / Hunger Strike Ends #63594

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1980
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(DC) 7 IRA (Irish Republican Army) members in Belfast jail reported ending hunger strike.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(London, England) Announcement., said made after 1 prisoner had been moved to hosp. and given last rites. Margaret Thatcher's refusal to yield to Prisoner's demands noted. [Voice of Margaret THATCHER - explains reason for action.) (Belfast, North Ireland) Report on situation in Belfast. Scenes of strikers shown. Strike object said political Prisoner status for inmates rather than common criminal status. Though strike over for 7 original strikers, 33 others said still striking. Strike end said setback for IRA (Irish Republican Army) movement

(Studio) Implications of situation considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Dyk, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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