Conflict & Justice

Protests in Portugal Revive Revolutionary Song 'Grandola, Vila Morena' from 1974

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Demonstrators march while holding a banner reading, "Change policy and government", during a protest in Lisbon February 16, 2013. General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP) Intersindical workers union on Saturday, held demonstrations in Portuguese cities to protest against government austerity policies. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3DVU7



The song "Grandola, Vila Morena" first became a symbol of protest during the 1974 revolution that brought democracy to Portugal.

Now it's being revived to protest against austerity.

Carlos Bahia was 10-years-old in 1974.

He came to the United States in 1977 and now lives in Danbury, CT.

He plays "Grandola, Vila Morena" on his radio program Radio Familia on WFAR in Danbury, Connecticut.

He says he's getting numerous requests to play the song on his show.

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