Popular demonstration in Malabo to mark 40th Anniversary of Freedom Coup

On 3rd August, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Freedom Coup, with a popular demonstration, which began in the Plaza de la Mujer, and ended at the headquarters of the Chamber of Deputies in Malabo, led by the Minister for Defence and National Security, Nicolas Obama Nchama.

Various national figures, members of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), private companies and the general public gathered first thing in the morning to begin this popular demonstration, which was the first activity to mark the celebration.

The route began in the Plaza de la Mujer, passing along Calle Hassan II and Getesa de los A�ngeles, and concluded at the headquarters of the Chamber of Deputies, where they heard a message sent by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, read by the Minister for Defence and National Security, Nicolas Obama Nchama.

Furthermore, the minister also said that 3rd August 1979 was a memorable and unforgettable day for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, as 40 years ago our country regained its true independence and freedom, and began its political, economic, social and cultural development. All that pointed to the President of the Republic, H. E: Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who was then Lieutenant Colonel and Vice-Minister for Defence.

Among other aspects, he pointed out how the Equatoguinean people had been freed from slavery, and concluded by stressing that this national event was a reason for joy, and expressed congratulations to the Equatoguinean people, particularly the military corps.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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