Portugal: Rumblings

Franco's fellow Iberian dictator. Portugal's António de Oliveira Salazar, was also faced with flaring discontent. Crowds of antigovernment rioters in Lisbon had to be dispersed by police flinging tear gas firing over their heads. At Lisbon University, 85 students went on a hunger strike against new government restrictions on educational freedom, won the support of hundreds of others who went into mourning and boycotted classes. In a dawn raid of the campus, police broke the strike by arresting the fasters and more than 1,100 sympathizers.

The government predictably charged that the demonstrations were led by the Communists. While Portugal's Reds...

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