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Portugal marks 42nd anniversary of "Carnation" revolution

Flower became a symbol of peaceful resistance

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Portugal marks 42nd anniversary of "Carnation" revolution

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Portugal has marked the 42nd anniversary of the carnation revolution.

The revolution started as a military coup but was soon boosted by popular support.

Almost no shots were fired when the population took to the streets.

Carnations were posted into the barrels of soldiers’ rifles.