A crowd of about 5,000 people - many of them students - demonstrated outside the United States Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 27, in protest against the American attitude on Angola in the United Nations.
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GV Procession through crowded street.
CU Police holding back procession.
LV American Embassy.
CU Police wearing gas masks.
LV Police struggling to keep crowd from entering street to Embassy.
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LV Demonstrators outside American Embassy.
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GV Demonstrators outside Embassy building.
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Background: A crowd of about 5,000 people - many of them students - demonstrated outside the United States Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 27, in protest against the American attitude on Angola in the United Nations. The shouted slogans and waved banners with such phrases as "Remember Little Rock", "Angola is ours", "Give independence to Hawaii", and "K the same as K".
They threw stones at the Embassy - breaking some of the windows - while loudspeaker cars called on them to "behave like gentlemen". A number of priests stood between the Embassy and the crowd appealing for calm. It was almost two hours before police with tear gas and mounted republican guards managed to break up the demonstration.
There was no one in the Embassy at the time. Many of the demonstrators were reported as thinking the American viewpoint "quite unjust" for a loyal ally of Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Others said the US was being "hypocritical" by imposing economic imperialism and trying to please new African countries.