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WE celebrate 25TH OF APRIL!

2022

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the 25th of April!

At dawn on April 25, 1974, military forces occupied strategic points in Lisbon and overthrew the Estado Novo dictatorship, also implemented by the military in 1926.

The code signal for the beginning of the movement was given at midnight by a radio station: a song prohibited by censorship, "Grândula Vila Morena", by Zeca Afonso.

The military caused Marcelo Caetano to be removed from office, which resulted in his flight to Brazil. The presidency of Portugal was assumed by General António de Spínola.

The population took to the streets to celebrate the end of the dictatorship and distributed carnations, the national flower, to rebel soldiers as a thank you.

"Not pleasure, not glory, not power: FREEDOM, only FREEDOM." - Fernando Pessoa

LONG LIVE FREEDOM!

A huge HUUUUG! Fatima C. Brízio

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