100 years later, Silves remembers the revolt of cork workers with a historic trajectory

The route will narrate the tragic story of Francisco dos Santos Gonçalves, a worker who lost his life

The historical route “Silves, Chronicle of the Death of a Cork Worker”, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the emblematic 1924 strike, will take place next Saturday, June 22nd, starting at 18:30 pm, starting at Praça do Município. 

In 1924, the city of Silves was the scene of an intense struggle by cork workers. For 40 days, from May 1st to June 10th, the cork workers in Silven went on strike in search of better living conditions, facing poverty and hunger.

«This route not only narrates the events of the strike, but also the tragic story of Francisco dos Santos Gonçalves, a worker who lost his life, and the clashes that injured men, women and children», says the Chamber of Silves.

The route will connect the former headquarters of the Cork Workers Class Association to the site of the bloody events, highlighting significant episodes of worker resistance and solidarity between comrades from different professions.

The initiative takes place within the scope of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April.

 



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