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Poland / Strikes #67148

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 21, 1980
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(Studio) State Department reported breaking its official silence on workers' strikes in Poland by calling for release of dissidents arrested in Warsaw yesterday; International Longshoremen's Association president Thomas Gleason said ordering members to stop unloading Polish vessels at United States ports.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Mieczyslaw Jagielski reported replacing Tadeusz Pyka as chief strike negotiator and deputy premier; details given.

(Warsaw, Poland) Strikes reported spreading throughout nation; details given, films shown. Continued detention of dissident Jacek Kuron noted; plans for general strike in Warsaw discussed. Possibility that Communist party ldr, Edward Gierek will have to resign over situation considered.
REPORTER: Jacques Grenier

Dyk, Bob;
Grenier, Jacques;
Robinson, Max

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