Monument of 22 November 1970, Conakry

Monument of 22 November 1970, Conakry

The Monument du 22 Novembre 1970 is a monument in Conakry that celebrates the defeat of the attempted coup led by Portuguese troops in 1970, named Operation Green Sea. On 21 November 1970 a group of Portuguese troops assisted by Guinean fighters invaded Conakry from the sea in an attempt to overthrow the Touré regime. They captured Camp Boiro and liberated the prisoners. The camp commandant Siaka Touré managed to hide, but General Lansana Diané, minister of Defense, was captured. He later escaped and took refuge with the ambassador of Algeria. The coup attempt failed, and in the aftermath many opponents of the regime were rounded up and imprisoned in camp Boiro.

Construction of the monument began before 22 November 1971 in memory of the victims of the coup attempt. President Sékou Touré laid the foundation stone. The occasion was attended by many Guinean officials, and by Guinean and Chinese workers at the construction site. The Chinese Charge D'Affaires Tsao Kouan-lin made a speech praising the militant friendship between the people of Guinea and of China.
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Sight Name: Monument of 22 November 1970
Sight Location: Conakry, Guinea (See walking tours in Conakry)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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