General strike in Portugal

A general strike took place all over Portugal, in Lisbon a march of protesteres walked from Marquês de Pombal roundabout to the front of the parliament where some confrontations with the police occurred. Lisbon, Portugal. 24/11/2011

Ph.: Filipe Serralheiro

The 24th of November marked yet another protest march, with demonstrations in Lisbon and several other portuguese cities on the day of a general strike.

The protesters once again stood in front of the parliament with reivindications for less social and economical injustice and to protest against the policies the government have implemented in order to face the debt crisis.

Ph.: Filipe Serralheiro

Several union groups and anti-capitalism groups were involved, in a demonstration of thousands where situations of confrontations with the police occurred at several locations, including  a small group of demonstrators trowing glass bottles at the police, fire crackers explosions and the use of pepper spray on the crowd.

In front of the parliament the protesters took down the fences separating them from the police. at least three demonstrators were arrested and one photojournalist got injured.

More photos of the event HERE!

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