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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1975
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(Studio) Rebellious soldiers take over artillery base near Oporto. Moderate government seeks peaceful solution.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Portugal) 800 rebel troops demand replacement for anti-Communist commanding general of North Portugal. Communist party supports them. 1 ultra left-wing group appeals for open insurrection. Communists& leftists are openly insurrecting at artillery base. Pro-Communist workers involved in anti-government counteroffensive. 25,000 workers challenge government and win. Labor min. shouted down; he agreed to group's demands. There's support for non-Communist left.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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