• Short Summary

    The streets of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon are receiving a massive clean up as part of a campaign to restore the city to being one of the cleanest in Europe.

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    The streets of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon are receiving a massive clean up as part of a campaign to restore the city to being one of the cleanest in Europe.

    SYNOPSIS: What annoyed city officials the most were the posters and graffiti that had been placed in various parts of the city, Layers of posters were left over from election campaigns, announcements of rallies, strike calls and the celebration of the hundreds of events which have marked the political scene in the past couple of years.

    One of the prime targets was this statue of a former King, Pedro the fourth, in Rossio Square.

    Graffiti ranger from the artistic to the plain sloppy. In some places, left-wing parties used the blank walls and boardings to paint elaborate pictorial histories of the revolution's advance. But most were just posters. Now, the pictures of presidents, prime ministers, candidates, children's faces destined to attract votes, cartoons, and dimly remembered slogans are all destined for the rubbish tip.

    The great clean up should be completed soon -- in time for the start of campaigning for regional elections which begin in November.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2OO4IQ0IF7CCQRWABX3TFC1W5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2OO4IQ0IF7CCQRWABX3TFC1W5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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