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    The protests in the Worker's Day in Portugal

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Photographer TTeixeira captured these images from a May Day protest in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday by demonstrators angered by economic austerity measures. "People protested with great order, but showed discontent against the government who they blame for this economic crisis," she said. "They want the government to resign and the Troika [European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank] out of this country."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    In Portugal thousands of people have protested during the Worker's Day in the streets of the main cities against the government, the austerity measures and the troika. Portugal has attained the highest unemployment tax of the last twenty seven years and people blame the government for that. These images were taken in Porto, in Avenida da Liberdade, where the political speeches were done and at the end a public concert was organized. The street protesters marched through the main streets singing and protesting. The trade Union, CGTP, has in agenda a day of national protest, 25th May, to demand the government's resignation.
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