Sounds of the celebration of Portuguese democracy, Lisbon, Portugal on 25th April 2020 – by Sofia Saldanha

“On the 25th April we celebrate the 1974 Revolution that brought democracy to Portugal. Every year on this day people gather in the streets holding red carnations and shouting ’25th April always. Fascism, never again!’. In Lisbon, during the lockdown, people were at their windows singing and listening to ‘Grandola Vila Morena’ a Portuguese song by José Afonso. This song was broadcast on the radio on 25th April 1974, as the second signal to start the Carnation Revolution and since then, has become a symbol of Portuguese resistance.”