‘Unions promise summer of social unrest’

Published on 28 June 2013 at 09:48


After a general strike on June 27 shut down transport, health, education and justice services, trade unions announce a “hot summer of conflict” against government-implemented austerity policies, writes Diário de Notícias.

As the general strike ended, police identified 200 protesters who tried to block traffic on the Ponte 25 de Abril, a bridge that serves as one of the main access points to Lisbon. The protesters will be heard in court today.

Diário de Notícias writes, however, that

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regardless of how many protests, demonstrations and strikes the unions choose to hold, they will have a limited impact in European institutions, which have already agreed to come to the country’s rescue.


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