AL-RS opens photographic exhibition to mark 60 years of the military coup

AL-RS opens photographic exhibition to mark 60 years of the military coup
AL-RS opens photographic exhibition to mark 60 years of the military coup
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The Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul inaugurated this Monday afternoon (1st), in the lobby of Palácio Farroupilha, in Porto Alegre, the photographic exhibition “60 years of the establishment of the military regime of 1964”. The exhibition is open to the public and can be visited until April 5th.

Alluding to the 60th anniversary of the coup, the exhibition features a series of panels, with photographs and texts, that address some periods of the military dictatorship and civil resistance initiatives. Among the images, popular demonstrations and photos of victims of repression stand out.

The initiative comes from the PCdoB bench, with support from the Association of Former Political Prisoners and Persecuted People of Rio Grande do Sul and the Justice and Human Rights Movement. Former state deputy Raul Carrion and former federal deputy Aldo Arantes, from Goiás, participated in the launch.

Arantes was elected president of the National Union of Students (UNE) in July 1961. He began his term of office the following month, in the midst of a serious national crisis, generated by the resignation of president Jânio Quadros. As president of UNE, he traveled to Rio Grande do Sul in order to participate, alongside then-governor Leonel Brizola, in the Legality campaign that aimed to guarantee the inauguration of vice-president João Goulart, vetoed by military ministers. With an important role in the fight against the dictatorship, Arantes was arrested in Alagoas due to repression in 1968 and later at other times as well, serving a sentence including the Amnesty.

Exhibition marks 60 years since the military coup | Photo Lucas Kloss/ALRS

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