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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Portugal: "Violent Clashes break out in Lisbon''

From Portugal Daily View

''Portugal has been a relatively calm haven since the country was forced to ask for an international bailout but today saw violent clashes between protesters and police forces in front of parliament.

Protesters threw shower of rocks, leading riot police to  disperse crowds and charge on protesters, causing an unknown number of wounded and arrests. Several fires also broke out in the area.

The charge was “the most adequate way to defend the physical integrity of (police) agents who were in the front line and were provoked during 45 minutes”, according to a spokesman from police in the Lisbon metropolitan area, quoted by newsagency Lusa.''

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