Portugal - Thousands protest against austerity cuts - May 29, 2010

Tens of thousands marched in Lisbon on Saturday 29 May against the government's austerity measures. The president of the Confederation of Portuguese Workers (CGTP), Manuel Carvalho da Silva said that the confederation is planning to escalate protests against the financial cutbacks, but he left the option open of calling a general strike, stating: “We are committed to all the forms of resistance the constitution allows, and will decide on their timing and form depending on the government's actions.’’ Carvalho da Silva called the government's measures “false solutions, not inevitable and profoundly wrong political options’’.


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