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Portugal protests against austerity


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Portugal protests against austerity

A day of anti-austerity protests and union action has taken place across Portugal.

The metro system in Lisbon closed as workers staged a 24-hour strike in protest over the proposed merger of the city’s transport system and planned pay cuts.

Portugal is in the third year of recession, with the economy expected to shrink by 2.3 percent in 2013.

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