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Portugal marks 42nd anniversary of "Carnation" revolution

Portugal marks 42nd anniversary of "Carnation" revolution
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By Catherine Hardy with RTP
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Flower became a symbol of peaceful resistance

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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.

Today, Portugal celebrates the Carnation Revolution's 42nd birthday.
Cheers to freedom!https://t.co/F20AIV7g3upic.twitter.com/trTP9c8KkK

— WineTourismPortugal (@WineInPortugal) April 25, 2016

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

Carnations were posted into the barrels of soldiers’ rifles.

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