Lisbon, 16 nov. (Apcom) - Two anarchists were arrested at the Portuguese frontier this morning, in possession of weapons and pamphlets, after controls have been restored in forecast of the next Nato summit. This was announced by the police.
A Spanish man of 27 years and a Portuguese of 33 were arrested at dawn at the frontier of Caia/Elvas (east of Portugal) while they transported "pamphlets of an anarchist kind and against the police" , besides many traditional weapons among which " a machete of 40 centimetres" , police specified in an official notice.
Portugal has decided to re-establish control of the frontiers from the 16 to 20 November for " to guarantee from inner emergency and the maintenance of public order " in occasion of the next summit of the Atlantic alliance, due be opened Friday in the presence of twenty-eight heads of government or state, among which American president Barack Obama. According to the Portuguese government, this " exceptional measure" is aimed at " preventing entry into the Country of citizens or groups that habitually create disorder or behave in such a way that is susceptible to compromising security".