We are spread two pieces of news from Portugal. Two attacks, the first an incendiary attack and the second with shots of a firearm against toll stations.
These blood-letting and monitoring tools have been introduced only recently, the Portuguese and Autovie are triggering heated protests that are also realized with this kind of sabotage.
26 December, Neiva, Viana do Castelo (Portugal) – A28 highway: toll-gate cabin burnt down
The A28 highway toll-gate cabin in Neiva was vandalized (burnt down) this Saturday at dawn, by placing tires on fire next to the cabin. The concessionary company Litoral Norte refused to answer if the fire had interferred with the electrical system.
The introduction of toll-gates (recently built) on this and other highways has been the reason for protests; many people are against the collecting of money on the highways, some of them were free, a situation that changed with the new economic measures.
28 December, Esposende (Portugal) – toll-gate cabin is attacked with gun shots on A28 highway
The companies Litoral Norte and ViaLivre publicly complained about acts of vandalism against the toll-gate cabins in A28. This time, “two individuals with their faces covered attacked a cabin with gun shots” at dawn.
The police are investigating.
Monday, 3 January 2011
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