• Short Summary

    Thousands of Portuguese marched through the streets of their capital Lisbon on Sunday (25 April) to mark the eighth anniversary of the 1974 military coup which began their country's return to democracy.

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    GV Crowds march through streets of Lisbon. (2 SHOTS)
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    SV ZOOM OUT 25th Anniversary sign TO marchers chanting (2 SHOTS)
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    SV Marchers with large banner, chanting
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    GVs General Emilio Egidio and President Eanes appear on balcony and wave to crowds. (3 SHOTS)
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    Background: Thousands of Portuguese marched through the streets of their capital Lisbon on Sunday (25 April) to mark the eighth anniversary of the 1974 military coup which began their country's return to democracy. The march started along Liberty Avenue ending up at Lisbon's Rossio square, and was backed by several political parties -- including Communists and Socialists. The marchers were addressed by Portugal's President Eanes and the chief of defence staff, General Melo Egidio. General Egidio told the crowd they should be proud the eight year transition to full democracy under military supervision was now coming to an end. Although Portugal has had a democratically-elected head of state and parliament since 1976, government legislation has been subject to the veto of a self-appointed "Council of the revolution". The transition period is due to end when parliament revises the 1976 constitution at the end of May.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA58BBI8QF0QG48MGNR9GLXDAIY
    Media URN:
    VLVA58BBI8QF0QG48MGNR9GLXDAIY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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