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27 Jun 2020 | 10:49 PM UTC

Portugal: Hundreds protest in Lisbon June 27

Portugal News Alert

Hundreds of far-right protesters gather in downtown Lisbon on June 27; associated demonstrations possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/27/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Lisbon). COUNTRY/REGION Portugal

Event

Hundreds of people have gathered in downtown Lisbon on Saturday afternoon (local time), June 27, in a protest organized by the far-right Chega Party's leader Andre Ventura. The party is known for controversial remarks regarding ethnic minorities; however, protesters shouted "Portugal is not racist". As of Saturday late afternoon (local time), there have been no reports of arrests or any violence.

Further associated protests may occur in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Lisbon are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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