Demonstrations have been convened in 25 Portuguese cities following an online and broadly non-party political campaign.
An internet site with a name that loosely translates as “Damn the troika! We want our lives!”, first set up by Lisboners, ended up replicating online with demonstrations now convened for Saturday evening in central squares up and down the country.
The original signatories of the protest site declare the objective to be “the beginning of a popular peaceful rebellion” and an opportunity for everybody to say “enough!”.
Similar demonstrations have also been called outside Portuguese consulates and embassies in Fortaleza (Brazil), Berlin, Barcelona, Paris and London...
According to a report on the Global Voices site:
For now, more than a dozen protests have been organised from the north to the south of the country for the 15th September with the slogan “Get lost Troika! We want our lives”, including continental Portugal's major cities: Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra and Braga and the city of Funchal, on the island of Madeira, (which displayed around 20,000 intended participants, in total, at the time of publication).
It was through the social networks that, in 2010, the Geração à Rasca protest which was the beginning of the fall of the government of José Sócrates gained momentum.
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