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Portugal marks 42nd anniversary of "Carnation" revolution

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By Catherine Hardy  with RTP
Portugal marks 42nd anniversary of "Carnation" revolution

<p>Portugal has marked the 42nd anniversary of the carnation revolution.</p> <p>The revolution started as a military coup but was soon boosted by popular support. <p></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today, Portugal celebrates the Carnation Revolution's 42nd birthday.<br /> Cheers to freedom!<a href="https://t.co/F20AIV7g3u">https://t.co/F20AIV7g3u</a> <a href="https://t.co/trTP9c8KkK">pic.twitter.com/trTP9c8KkK</a></p>— WineTourismPortugal (@WineInPortugal) <a href="https://twitter.com/WineInPortugal/status/724659551392374784">April 25, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </p> <p>Almost no shots were fired when the population took to the streets.</p> <p>Carnations were posted into the barrels of soldiers’ rifles.</p>