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Portugal / Conflict #484399

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 19, 1975
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(Studio) In Ponte do Lima, soldiers fire into Communist party headquarters; 1 Communist killed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Ponte do Lima, Portugal) Communists inside headquarters fire into crowd. Soldiers return fire. 20 injured. Hdqtrs. burned. Crowd drinks wine and cheers. Some firemen injured; crowd refuses to let them help.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Communist party leader Alvaro Cunhal cancels rally in north Portugal after general strike fails. Premier Vasco Gencalves tried to rally support.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Alamada, Portugal) Rally held in pro-Communist suburb of Lisbon. Mood militant. Moderates determined to oust Gencalves and reverse transition into Soviet-style state. Goncalves says time for workers to take over all power, and opposition must be repressed.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Lisbon, Portugal) 1/2 hour general strike held. Little support. Streetcar passengers berate driver for refusing to drive and force way aboard.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) "Pravda" calls for massive solidarity of Port. Communists
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Burrington, David;
Dancy, John;
Utley, Garrick

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