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Portugal: March in Lisbon

Issue No. 2272

Some 130,000 marched through Lisbon, Portugal, last Saturday in protest at cuts being pushed through by the new right wing government.

Protests also took place in Porto. They were organised by CGTP, the country’s largest trade union federation.

The austerity measures are being imposed on Portugal by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

Unemployment in Portugal already stands at 12 percent, the highest level for 30 years.

Unions called a general strike in November, but have drawn back from such hard‑hitting tactics since then.

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Tue 4 Oct 2011, 18:02 BST
Issue No. 2272
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