40 years after revolution, Portugal is angry

Euphoria gripped Portugal during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, when junior army officers swept away a four-decade dictatorship. The almost bloodless coup brought what for the Portuguese were novelties -- the right to vote, universal health care, public education, old-age pensions and labor rights.

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In this picture shot April 2 2014, students protect themselves from the rain while protesting cuts in education in Lisbon. For most Portuguese under 50 years old, the revolution is a milestone they learned about at school. But with youth unemployment at 35 percent, the anniversary has struck a chord with many young people. Nationwide commemorations include dozens of protest events organized on social media. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Photo by Associated Press
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Original article: 40 years after revolution, Portugal is angry




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