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Portuguese Youth Have Had Enough

The main characteristic of the recent massive protest in Portugal was that it was organised for the country's youth by the country's youth...using social networks.

Portuguese society recently took to the streets in eleven cities. Hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and political leanings came together to send a clear message to Portugal’s political class to start implementing policies which create a future for the country’s youth. The main characteristic of the demonstration was that it was organised for the country’s youth by the country’s youth, a great deal of work having been done by voluntary civil society organizations using social networks, writes Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey. Another feature was that there were demonstrators from all walks of life, all generations and all political persuasions.


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