Opposition & the Seizure of the 'Santa Maria'

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The visual record of opposition to the New State regime is not as present as that of many other politically-charged protests of the 20th century. For example, dramatic visual images of protest in China and Japan during the turbulent 1930s are shown in Visualizing Cultures. In Portugal’s National Archives, records such as censored newspaper pages, passports and identity cards that tracked citizens' movements, and documentation of some of the seemingly-rare political protests exist. Several actions made the news in the early 1960s. The hijacking of the Santa Maria In international waters was followed in a Life Magazine photo feature in 1961. A student protest referred to as the “Academic Crisis of 1962” was documented in a photo album.