• Short Summary

    More than 2,000 people crowded into one of Lisbon's poorest cemeteries on Saturday (12 October) to honour the memory of a young student who was shot on that day in 1972 by security police.

  • Description

    More than 2,000 people crowded into one of Lisbon's poorest cemeteries on Saturday (12 October) to honour the memory of a young student who was shot on that day in 1972 by security police.

    The student, Ribeiro Santos, was taking part in a demonstration at Lisbon University. His death was widely reported in the foreign press, but was hushed up in Portugal on Government orders.

    The student, Ribeiro Santos, was taking part in a demonstration at Lisbon University. His death was widely reported in the foreign press, but was hushed up in Portugal on Government orders.

    Saturday's demonstration -- which began and ended at the cemetery -was organised by the extreme left-wing Movement for the Reorganisation of the Proletariat Party (MRPP). It was noisy but peaceful. The demonstrators waved flags and chanted slogans such as: "Ribeiro Santos, people will never forget you," and "We will avenge Ribeiro Santos."
    The MRPP is one of the most extreme left-wing organisations in Portugal. It regularly accuses the Portuguese Communist Party of being "reactionary rightists". The party is already preparing for Portugal's promised elections in March 1975.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4T9QZXBV5HA4KHH0UNOUDE3UJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4T9QZXBV5HA4KHH0UNOUDE3UJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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