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Anti-NATO Demonstrations / Portugal / Pol. Changes #238976

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 1975
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(Studio) Thousands protest Portugal's mbrship. in NATO. 19 ships from 6 nations anchor in Lisbon harbor; they're taking part in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) training exercise off Portuguese coast. Drastic political changes occur in Portugal in past 10 mos.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Lisbon, Portugal) Mil. government now in control practices silencing of opposition, raids on political party headquarters, conspiracy charges and arrests. Govt. recently ruled only 1 labor federation, headed by Communists, has right to exist, but most Portuguese not Communist Socialists threaten to withdraw from coalition but their leader says they must stay and fight; it's only hope for democracy. [MEMBER of military - reacts to military government]
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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