• Short Summary

    News that General Antonio de Spinola had resigned as President of Portugal was greeted with jubilant demonstrations in the capital, Lisbon.

  • Description

    News that General Antonio de Spinola had resigned as President of Portugal was greeted with jubilant demonstrations in the capital, Lisbon. thousands of Portugal's left wing paraded in the city and hundreds more gathered in a bull ring. They waved banners, sang revolutionary songs and chanted the name of the new President, General Costa Gomes.

    An estimated seven thousand rank and file members of Portugal's trade unions gathered for the bull ring rally.

    As the demonstrations went on General Gomes made an appeal for national unity and order.

    SYNOPSIS: Even as the demonstrations were being held, General Gomes was on nationwide television and radio appealing to the people for national unity and order. Within hours of General Spinola's resignation special troops started carrying out raids on right wing organisations. They confiscated material which was described as counter-revolutionary. It was also reported arms had been seized.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEX7BRAFHVR633BE64K76HB9TV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEX7BRAFHVR633BE64K76HB9TV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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