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Northern Ireland #71970

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1981
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(Studio) Violence following Bobby Sands' death said not as intense as anticipated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Belfast, North Ireland) Details of Sands' death given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Belfast, North Ireland) Sands' sister Marcella mentioned, shown; events following his death examined. Films shown. [Hunger strikers' spokesperson Danny MORRISON - mourns Sands' death.] [British government SPOKESPERSON - reads statement by secretary state for North Ireland.] Degree of violence here examined, shown. [Protestant leader Reverend Ian PAISLEY - fears reprisals for Sands' death.] [Secretary of State for North Ireland, Humphrey ATKINS - hopes hunger strikers end their protest due to British government's position.] Overall boost to IRA morale by general situation noted.
REPORTER: Mike Lee

(Studio) Atmosphere in Londonderry following Sands' death described; Pro-IRA demonstrators reported greeting Queen Elizabeth upon her arrival in Oslo, Norway. Films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Demonstrations over British policy towards hunger strikers examined; films shown. Discussion of issue in House of Commons noted. [Voice of Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER, M.P. Patrick DUFFY - debate IRA's terrorism, Sands' suicide.] Parliamentary seat left vacant by Sands said needing to be filled with special election; details given.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Studio) Reaction to Sands' death in Athens, Greece, Paris, France, Dublin, Ireland, reported, shown; Ireland's Prime Min. Charles J. Haughey and Vatican Radio quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Speaker Thomas O'Neill, Senator Edward Kennedy quoted; John F. Kennedy mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) United States demonstrations following Sands' death, include that in NYC, reported; film shown. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John;
Lee, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:08:10

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