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    In Portugal, scuffles broke out on Sunday (10 June) during a demonstration by some fifteen hundred people in the capital, Lisbon.

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    GV Statue PAN TO demonstrators with flags
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    GV Square packed with chanting demonstrators
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    CU Car with loudspeaker and crowd joining in chanting
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    MV Demonstrators on steps of building PULL BACK TO chanting youths
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    MV Section of crowd with some giving fascist salute
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    MV Slight scuffle breaking out in crowd
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    MV Crowded square with meeting in progress
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    LV Procession with banner
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    CU Section of crowd marching and singing
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    MV Demonstration leaders on back of trucks, one speaking through megaphone PAN TO crowd
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    Background: In Portugal, scuffles broke out on Sunday (10 June) during a demonstration by some fifteen hundred people in the capital, Lisbon. At the same time, Portuguese President Antonio Ramalho Eanes was in a northern town proclaiming that the strengthening of democracy was the country's first priority.

    SYNOPSIS: The President's statement coincided with the occasion of the Day of Portugal -- in honour of Portugal's overseas communities, and the anniversary of the death of the country's famous poet, Luis de Camoes. In the town of Vila Real, President Eanes said the period since the 1974 revolution had been positive, although errors and troubled had been encountered.

    Meanwhile, in Lisbon about fifteen hundred right-wing demonstrators had taken to the streets. They gathered in Camoes Square and marched down the main shopping street to Restauradores Square. They shouted "death to communists", "Portugal does not belong to Moscow" and chanted the national anthem, with some making the fascist salute. There were brief scuffles with left-wing supporters, but no serious incidents were reported. The demonstration was much smaller than the one held a year ago, when clashes between right and left-wingers resulted in one death and several casualties. The six-month old non-party government of Prime Minister Carlos Moto Pinto resigned last week, but is carrying on in a caretaker capacity until elections can be held.

    President Eanes has begun talks with party leaders to try to end the crisis arising from the dismissal of socialist Prime Minister Mario Soares almost eleven months ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Z6GW5DPMOG7I3HAA2051L9ZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Z6GW5DPMOG7I3HAA2051L9ZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
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    N/A

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