• Short Summary

    Thousands of catholics, chanting and waving banners, marched through the old university town of Coimbra in Portugal on Sunday (3 August), calling for freedom of expression.

  • Description

    Thousands of catholics, chanting and waving banners, marched through the old university town of Coimbra in Portugal on Sunday (3 August), calling for freedom of expression.

    They ignored threats from left wingers to disrupt the demonstration.

    The march was led by the Bishop of Coimbra, Don Joan Silva Saraiva, from the Church of the Holy Cross through winding cobbled streets towards the town's ancient cathedral.

    Left-wingers distributed leaflets to marchers along the route. The leaflets asked people not to allow their religious sentiments to be manipulated by "reactionaries".

    The demonstrators shouted for the return of the Catholic Radio station, Radio Renascence, in Lisbon, to the bishops.

    The station is occupied by left wing workers. The bishop delivered a fiery address from the steps of the Cathedral.

    It was the fourth demonstration of its kind in the past four weeks and is part of a wave of anti-left-wing feeling that has been sweeping towns in Northern Portugal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA86XX5Q3RZQ72NU4K707ROWI9I
    Media URN:
    VLVA86XX5Q3RZQ72NU4K707ROWI9I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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