Sights and Sounds of a Historic Day of Protest in Portugal
Estimates put the total number of anti-austerity protesters at over 660,000 people. Naturally, such a protest has captured the front pages of Portuguese newspapers. Diário de Notícias going with the headline “Outrage took to the street”:
Jornal de Noticias went with a photo of the mass protest in Porto, the other two papers showing crowds in Lisbon.
During the height of the protests in the capital, news helicopters filmed the jammed streets along the march:
Protesters assembled outside Portugal’s two largest cities. Thousands march and chanted against the IMF in Setúbal:
In Santarém, crowds chanted that the time has come for the government to go:
In Lisbon, Praça de Espanha was transformed into an expansive sea of humanity:
By night fall, thousands spontaneously gathered around the parliament in Lisbon, a small group of the crowd attempting to break past the police blocking the steps to the national assembly: