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January 23, 2022

300,000 people rally across Portugal

More than 300,000 people have taken to streets in Portugal’s capital Lisbon and ten other major cities to protest lack of job opportunities in their country, PressTv reported on Sunday. An estimated 200,000 protesters in Lisbon crammed the wide Liberdade Avenue and the Rossio Square, carrying banners with slogans urging a policy change to reverse surging unemployment, precarious working conditions for young people and falling living standards. Last year, Portugal reported a record unemployment rate of 10.8 percent.

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