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Portugal / Left vs. Moderates #237842

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 1975
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(S)Leftists make bold try to seize power but moderates regain control.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Portugal) Leftist paratroopers and Air Force representatives seize Air Force bases and communications installations. Supreme Revolutionary Council met at president palace to fire radical general, Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, regional military commander Replaced with pro-government captain Farmers shut down large part of transport system. Anti-Communists barricade major hwys. 2 major rail lines also cut off. Farmers protested Communist land confiscation program. Roadblocks removed just before leftists acted.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Loyalist forces regain control of 2 of air bases, incling. Air Force headquarters All radio and television transmissions switched by government to Oporto. President Francisco da Costa Gomes places Lisbon under curfew. Mil. council meets; reported Carvalho arrested at meeting
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McNamara, Bob

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