PORTUGAL: A Rising Cry Against the Radicals

Rival sound trucks blared abusive slogans at one another and hostile crowds poured into the streets of Portuguese cities as the confrontation between moderates and Communists intensified late last week. In Oporto, the country's second largest city, 75,000 Socialists rallied to proclaim their support of democracy. Communist roadblocks of barbed wire and nail-studded planks failed to prevent the mass gathering. Meanwhile, about 35 miles north of Lisbon, angry mobs sacked the offices and burned the files of the Communist Party in both Lourinhà and Cadaval. At week's end, amid rumors of an...

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