• Short Summary

    In Portugal thousands of supporters of the extreme left-wing popular Democratic Union staged a protest march on Tuesday (June 13) behind the coffin of an 18 year old youth who had been shot in clashes with the police on the country's National day. (June 11).

  • Description

    In Portugal thousands of supporters of the extreme left-wing popular Democratic Union staged a protest march on Tuesday (June 13) behind the coffin of an 18 year old youth who had been shot in clashes with the police on the country's National day. (June 11).

    SYNOPSIS: The youth, Jose Jorge, was killed and a teacher seriously wounded when police moved in on left-wing groups trying to break up a right wing rally. At the funeral, banners proclaimed the victims as "fallen in the defence of liberty; killed by police and fascism".

    A spokesman for the Popular Democratic Union put the blame for the death squarely on the police. The police have declined to comment, but said that the right-wing demonstration had been authorised and the police were trying to ensure that it was held without incident.

    Although the demonstration at the funeral had not been officially sanctioned, police made no moves to stop it, and the protest passed off without further clashes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD043SL5Z9WZFSVWCNWTUI6L78
    Media URN:
    VLVAD043SL5Z9WZFSVWCNWTUI6L78
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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