29 June – Bairro do Asilo (Monte da Caparica).
The confrontations began when a GNR patrol interfered, at 23h00, in a dinner/party residents were having in the street. The cops were received with insults and stones, and called for reinforcements; 50 GNR and PSP riot cops arrived at the scene.
The streets were immediately blockaded by burning garbage bins and tires, while stones kept being thrown at the police.
The police regained military control at 2h in the morning, with 19 persons arrested, 3 of them remaining in custody of the authorities. Several shots (some with live ammunition, according to residents) were fired by the police, and houses were broken into, supposedly for the police to search for residents who were throwing bottles at them from the balconies.
Many residents were wounded by the beatings and the shots, leaving blood on the stairs of the buildings, and house doors were simply smashed in.
5 GNR cops were injured, at least 5 police vehicles were damaged and this one more state intromission in people’s lives didn’t pass unchallenged.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Monte da Caparica, Almada, Portugal - confrontations between GNR (militarized police) and local residents
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