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10th Dec 2016

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Protests in Lisbon over new austerity budget

Two thousand protesters confronted riot police outside the Portuguese parliament on Monday after a new austerity budget in scenes reminiscent of Greece. Measures include a 13.2% hike in income tax, cuts of €2.7 billion from public spending next year and firing 12,000 civil servants.

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