This post regards a recent event (but not so recent that can be considered news), the manifest that took place in many cities around the world on the past 15th October.
The Portuguese people, being a complacent and peaceful people, would hardly engage in riots and destruction, we have all the proof of that looking backwards to all the manifest done since the revolution of the 25th of April 1974.
And even that revolution, a military one, was mainly peaceful and got known by the name “Revolução dos cravos” ( Carnation‘s Revolution) because the soldiers used the flowers in they’re guns and tanks instead of bullets, ( they displayed them on the gun’s barrels, not actually shooting them 😛 )
That’s why this last manifest was important. No, there was no violence or riots or such. But the tensions got exceptionally high, regarding the Portuguese people, and somewhere along the way the manifesting people broke the police line and invaded the Parliament’s stairs. In fact, the police had to call the Riot control squad, wich is not ver usual. (Please notice how nice, shiny and new they’re equipment is on the photos).
Hope you like the photo report, shot by Filipe Serralheiro for FS | imaging. – Here!
- #Geração parva – How can the “Desperate #Generation” make it in Portugal? (nuzaddikt.wordpress.com)