Lisbon – Strong police response to protest by security forces

About ten thousand members of the security forces and services, such as the PSP, GNR, SEF, ASAE, Maritime Police and prison guard, participate in the demonstration.

A strong police device was set up in front of the Ministry of Finance in Lisbon, where a demonstration by members of the security forces which ended on 12th October,

Police, including members of the Intervention Corps, surrounded the Ministry of Finance in the Commerce Square along with some cars from the Special Police Unit.

The demonstrators, when they arrived at the scene and came across the police security, shouted “shame, shame”.

Initially, the organization of the demonstration had announced between six thousand and seven thousand participants, but in the middle of the event, which began in the Marquis of Pombal, the Lusa agency reported that the number was ten thousand members of security forces and services,

The traffic was cut along the itinerary of the demonstration.

The demonstration is organized by the Permanent Coordinating Committee of the Trade Unions and Professional Associations of the Security Forces and Services, and began in the Marquis of Pombal to end with the Ministry of Finance.

Participants, who include elements of the PSP, GNR, SEF, ASAE, Maritime Police and prison ward, display posters with phrases such as “Thawing already, for the right to career progression”, “We demand the removal of the restrictions on compensation rates” and shout slogans as “Centeno listens, the cops are fighting” and “United cops will never be defeated.”


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