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    The Portuguese Prime Minister, Doctor Marcello Caetano, arrived in London on Monday (16 July) amid a tight security screen.

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    The Portuguese Prime Minister, Doctor Marcello Caetano, arrived in London on Monday (16 July) amid a tight security screen.

    Massive protests were threatened for the four-day official visit to Britain following press reports of alleged Portuguese atrocities in Mozambique.

    On his arrival at the Portuguese Embassy, Doctor Caetano was met by about forty placard-waving demonstrators shouting "Assassino" and "Caetano Out". They shouted demands urging the end to the Anglo-Portuguese alliance. It was the six-hundredth anniversary celebrations of this Treaty which brought Doctor Caetano to London.

    Doctor Caetano is the first Portuguese Prime Minister ever to visit Britain. But his presence is being officially boycotted by Britain's political opposition -- the Labour an Liberal parties.

    There were further demonstrations when Doctor Caetano arrived at Number Ten Downing Street for his meeting with the British Prime Minister, Mr. Heath. About one-hundred protesters gathered outside specially-erected steel railings and waved anti-Portuguese banners. But they made no attempts to push through the barricades.

    SYNOPSIS: The Portuguese Embassy in London was under tight security on Monday as chanting demonstrators awaited the arrival of the Portuguese Prime Minister, Doctor Marcello Caetano. The protests followed press reports of alleged Portuguese atrocities in Mozambique.

    As Doctor Caetano's car pulled in, the demonstrators shouted for an end to the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance. It was the six-hundredth anniversary celebrations of this Treaty which brought Doctor Caetano to London. He's the first Portuguese Prime Minister ever to visit Britain.

    There were further demonstrations when Doctor Caetano arrived at Number Ten Downing Street, the official residence of the British Prime Minister, Mr. Heath.

    The Portuguese Prime Minister met with Mr. Heath as opposition mounted to his visit. Doctor Caetano's presence is being officially boycotted by Britain's political opposition -- the Labour and Liberal parties. And on Tuesday the House of Commons will debate whether the visit should have taken place.

    While the two Prime Ministers conferred, about one-hundred demonstrators gathered outside specially-erected steel railings and chanted anti-Portuguese slogans. They made no attempt to cross the barricades...The previous day, several thousand protesters marched through the streets of London.... Doctor Caetano's official visit to Britain will last four days.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYHF86Z3IQIXYM7GMMDPHHMA1
    Media URN:
    VLVADYHF86Z3IQIXYM7GMMDPHHMA1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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