• Short Summary

    Delegates of more than 70 countries walked out of the Untied nations General Assembly on Wednesday (October 3rd), when the Portuguese Foreign Minister, Rui Patricio, defended his country's policies in its African territories.

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    Delegates of more than 70 countries walked out of the Untied nations General Assembly on Wednesday (October 3rd), when the Portuguese Foreign Minister, Rui Patricio, defended his country's policies in its African territories.

    Representatives of all African States except two, Swaziland and Malawi, left the hall, together with delegates of some Communist Bloc, non-aligned and Scandinavian countries.

    Mr. Patricio told the 58 delegates left in the Assembly Hall that the large numbers of African votes in the Assembly gave the Africans and their allies dominance in passing resolutions.

    Mr. Patricio denied that massacres of unarmed villages took place in any Portuguese territories. He said the concepts of white or black majorities lacked meaning in Portugal's multi-racial society, where men were not "counted according to the colour of their skin."
    He said that with the economic and cultural progress being made by Portuguese Africans, "the Portuguese nation was heading to wards a great Euro-African state, with the 'black majority' in political dominance."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2UY5FBL1JYUZBQR7CSQLW4QB7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UY5FBL1JYUZBQR7CSQLW4QB7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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