14th Nov. – European General Strike

Last November 14th was marked by a general strike that spread across many european countries, regarding the efects of the economic crisis and the repercussions it had on the european people. Here are some selected shots i took in the demonstration in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

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Students against cutback in education.

Ph.: Filipe Serralheiro

29th November was marked by yet another demonstration in the streets of Lisbon. This time the crowd was composed of higher education students.

15h was the time when hundreds of students gattered right above the Marquês de Pombal roundabout, from there they marched in a demonstration that passed in the streets of Lisbon, with the destination set at the stage of previous demonstrations and confrontations with the police, the Portuguese Parliament.

This time though the students gave the country a civic lesson, with around 500 students protesting in front of the parliament without any sort of violence, rendering the excepcional police logistics for the day unnecessary.

Ph.: Filipe Serralheiro

The students associative lider,  João Fonseca,  says that more important than the number of students involved  is the fact that the demonstration gattered the effort of 20 student associations national wide.

João Fonseca considered this is a step towards, in the future, the gathering of thousands of students in another demonstration.

Check more photos of the event HERE!

Source: SOL / DN

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Protesters gather on day of State’s budget decision

On the second day of deliberation and approval of the state’s budget, about 200 people gathered in front of the Portuguese parliament to protest the measures approved. Some members of CGTP union gave speeches at the rally. Lisbon. 11th November 2011

Once again portuguese people protest against the cutbacks proposed by the government, about 200 people joined those still occupying the spot in front of the parliament, made signs and expressed theyr feeling towards the measures taken to contain the debt crisis felt in portugal.

At about 17pm CGTP, a national workers union, marched towards the parliament and prepared speeches in front of the crowd of protesters. They then voted against the policies aproved by the government, including the supression of 4 national holidays. 11th November 2011

See more photos of the event HERE!

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