August 3 – Martyrs' Day in Guinea-Bissau

Posted on August 3, 2018

I always tremble to read about a Martyr's Day, knowing that I will be reading a super sad story. This one is no different - striking workers in the African nation of Guinea-Bissau, folks just trying to get decent pay for themselves so that they could better support their families, were gunned down by Portuguese political police (at the time Guinea-Bissau was a Portuguese colony).

This fist monument
commemorates the
The horrific action by the Portuguese led the group working for independence in a peaceful way to change tactics - and so began a 13-year armed struggle. That's super duper sad.

Let's cheer ourselves up with a peek at some of the natural beauties of this nation:

And here is a tourism video.

Kids are beautiful, everywhere you go!

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