Portugal stage biggest protest since 1974 revolution whilst international mainstream media ignores it01/06/2013 03:23
Yesterday, Portugal saw the biggest mobilization since the 1974 revolution. Hundreds’s of thousands of people came to the streets to protest the new package of austerity measures being imposed by the troika. 3 People have been arrested for separate incidents. One of those arrested was caught in possession of explosives in front of the IMF offices in Lisbon.
There is an uncertain number of injuries due to an attack from the riot police in front of parliament. The mass demo, named “Fuck the troika, we want our lives back” was called by students, artists, musicians and the main union CGTP (General Confederation of Portuguese Workers). Over 500.000 people marched through the streets of Lisbon and Porto, according to the organizers. 30 cities in Portugal saw similar demonstrations with people coming out in numbers to fight back the troika.