from Diario de Noticias and other mainstream media
«The government tried to undramatize the general strike, but it made the social and political tension grow. There were scuffles at the doors of the parliament – with 7 arrested and 2 injured -, several tension points between flying pickets and police forces, even molotov cocktails thrown at tax offices. The strike didn’t reach the open conflict of Athens, but it wasn’t the usual non-violent protest. […] Now, UGT and CGTP (the trade unions confederations) demand negotiations. […]
Flying pickets removed by riot cops of the PSP, train lines unblocked only after the intervention of GNR, molotov cocktails thrown at three tax offices, high tension close to the parliament with the protesters removing the police barriers, seven arrested and two injured. The third general strike wasn’t like the previous ones. And it ended up raising the social and political tension – instead of calming it down.[…] The incidents deserved general reproval. The trade unions confederations condemned them, and the Minister of the Interior (Miguel Macedo) enhanced their good behavior during the whole day.»
On the day of the strike and the following days the websites of several institutions, including those of the PSP and police trade unions, banks, tax offices and the secret services were attacked by hackers “in solidarity with the protests”.