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Portugal civil servants strike after bailout deal

  About 250,000 civil servants in Portugal are on strike, joining Greece and Ireland in dealing with severe austerity measures that are part of European Union bailout deals. Trade unions say the strike is severely disrupting hospital services and trash … Continue reading

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Portugal: The ‘desperate generation’ takes to the streets

Last Saturday, a massive national protest sprung up in Portugal in 11 cities, with almost 300,000 people in Lisbon and Oporto alone taking to the streets to shout out their social grievances and lost expectations in the fight against social … Continue reading

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Thousands demonstrate in Lisbon against austerity policy

LISBON — Thousands of workers from the public and private sectors converged on Lisbon from all over Portugal Saturday to demonstrate against the government’s austerity policy, rising unemployment and insecurity. At the same time the leader of the centre-right opposition, … Continue reading

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Anti-austerity protest strike paralyzes Lisbon underground

Lisbon – A strike paralyzed the Lisbon underground on Tuesday, as part of a protest wave against the Portuguese government’s austerity measures. Unions said 100 per cent of underground employees joined the strike, which was scheduled for the morning hours. … Continue reading

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Unrest amongst civil servants as wages are slashed

22/1/2011 Two union leaders were arrested this week during a protest held outside the Prime Minister’s official residence, staged to demonstrate civil servants’ objection to their wages being slashed as part of Portugal’s austerity measures; meanwhile, as of this week … Continue reading

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Thousands march against NATO, 42 detained

Nov 20 LISBON (Reuters) – Thousands of anti-NATO protesters marched peacefully through downtown Lisbon on Saturday and police detained several dozen activists who blocked a road to the military alliance’s summit venue. The protesters shouted “peace yes, NATO no” as … Continue reading

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Lisbon beefs up security

LISBON – PORTUGUESE authorities have launched an unprecedented security operation ahead of this week’s Nato summit to avoid a repeat of the violence that marred the alliance’s last top gathering in France. Since Tuesday, Portugal’s borders have been patrolled by … Continue reading

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