Guinea: Conakry – Monument of 22 November 1970

This monument dedicated to the victims of an attempted coup in 1970 when the Portuguese military entered Conakry by sea to liberate it’s prisoners of war and capture the Guinean president. They accomplished the former but the president escaped. During the time, Guinea embraced Marxism and alienated itself from the west with USSR and China being major friends. Hence the look and structure of the monument. The inscription on it says: “Revolution is Imperative! Imperialism finds its grave in Guinea!” (PS. Kalashnikov must be very happy to have his invention immortalized pretty much in half the world’s countries.)