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Independence Square
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Posted on August 28, 2011, 8:58 am
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Luanda Independence Square is the most known boulevard in Angola’s capital, and it is the place where Agostinho Neto, the first Angolan president made the proclamation of the National Independence from Portugal in November 11th 1975.  A monument with a bronze sculpture on the top facing the square was build in September, 2000 in memory of President Agostinho Neto.

The Memorial is ornamented with the best known of President Neto's poems the “We Shall Return”, which is placed on the backside between the statue and the base.  Around the monument ornamentation area are also gravures portraying people breaking handcuffs and fleeing from prisons, liberation fighters in a battle, people being alphabetized and other images depicting the gains and rights that  could be achieved with the proclamation of the Angola's National Independence

The Independence Square is also used by local writers and singers as a venue to launch their books and music CDs. The square, sometimes called as the "Liberty Square" has also been used as a place for freedom expression through political rallies, social manifestations.

Formerly known as “Largo Primeiro de Maio”, (May 1st Square) was remodeled and renamed in 2002 as Independence Square in order to mach the name to its historical and cultural value.

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