The rallies in Portugal were mostly incident-free, but a young protester of about 20 was taken to hospital with burns after an attempted self-immolation during the protests in the northern town of Aveiro. RTP television quoted firemen as saying his life was not in danger.

Andre Pestana, a 35-year-old unemployed teacher, said: "It's time to say enough to robbery and lies. The government has failed on all its promises ... I hope this rally is the first step in the process of changing things."


Demonstrators in Lisbon threw tomatoes and fireworks at the Portuguese headquarters of the International Monetary Fund. Two protesters were arrested, but otherwise the rally was peaceful.

AQUI as imagens da Sky News a partir da sede do FMI na Avenida da República em Lisboa


Enquanto a Sky News faz a reportagem em vídeo em frente à sede do FMI, o Russia Today dá destaque às imagens em frente à Assembleia da República:


Age was no barrier as hundreds of thousands swarmed through the streets of Lisbon. The anti austerity protest – repeated in other cities – was a stark reminder to Portugal’s centre right coalition government that it had lost the consensus for its austerity measures.

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A delegação portuguesa da CCTV chinesa também realizou uma reportagem em vídeo: AQUI