Attack on prisons showed determination of Angolans

Luanda – The representative of the 4th February Heroes Association, Amadeu Martins Calunga, said Saturday in Luanda that the attack on the jails of the colonial regime served to demonstrate to the world that in Angola there are citizens set to sacrifice their lives for their country.

Speaking at the central event of the celebrations of the 56th anniversary of the beginning of the National Liberation Armed Strike, under the motto “Let us honor the heroes of February 4, strengthening national unity,” the official said that at that time the intention was not to overthrow the colonialist regime, but to show a high determination that the Angolans had to achieve a freedom, fact that came to happen on 11 November 1975, after 14 years of armed struggle.

“The group of young men led by Paiva Domingos da Silva, using machetes, black uniforms and other utensils, faced in seven points of the city of Luanda, the powerful apparatus of the Portuguese police, in a demonstration never seen before,” he explained.

He referred that the structure of colonial power was forced to make reform of some discriminatory laws and the rise of burdens of the colonial administration.

For Amadeu Martins Calunga, after 56 years, the survivors of February 4 are congratulated for the Government’s deeds in health, education, housing, drinking water, electricity supply and access roads.

Source: Angola Press News Agency