Since April 25, 1974 posters and murals have flourished in Lisbon. Most of them, political?
Since April 25, 1974 posters and murals have flourished in Lisbon. Most of them, political in content, Little effort has been made to regulate where these posters can be posted, and the bill stickers seem to have a free hand as to where they can work. Although on one Sunday last year, there was a clean-up campaign, Lisbon, once one of Europe's most beautiful cities, remains untidy and scruffy. One of the wall-artists, working for the Communist Party, has reputedly made as much as 20,000 Escudos (GBP400) a month for painting the town red (part-time, of course). Another person drowned in the Tagus when he was caught tampering with someone else's posters. With elections expected in about two months time, Lisbon will soon be coated with fresh set of posters and murals.