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Portugal: Prayers on Twitter for April Fools’ Day “Coup d'Etat”

A false rumour of a coup d'etat became a trending topic – and a worlwide joke – on Twitter with the hashtag #PrayforPortugal. The Spanish newspaper El País and The Associated Press released the news that “the Portuguese President dissolved Parliament and called for calm”; netizens replied with funny messages and images of “tanks and troops” getting ready for revolution.

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