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Portugal: Citizens Prepare Peaceful Protests for April 25

Categories: Western Europe, Portugal, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Politics, Protest

Though peaceful protests are scheduled for April 25 throughout Portugal (a national holiday that marks the end of dictatorship in 1974 [1]),¬†mainstream media reported [2] [pt] that “police prepares zero tolerance”. For Miguel Cardima from the blog Arrast√£o, the news intends [3] [pt] to “insufflate fear” and to “justify violence in anticipation”. In Porto, citizens have organized Meditation for Change [4] and a Clown Brigade [5].