Black Lives Matter Protests set for Portugal

in News · 05-06-2020 11:14:00 · 9 Comments

Protests have been called for in Portugal for today to support the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in the US.

Protesters will gather this evening in Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra.

The gathering in Lisbon is set to start outside the U.S. Embassy in the Portuguese capital.

Demonstrators here have been asked to maintain social distances and to wear facemasks.

Organisers of gatherings in Portugal say they are also aimed at addressing inequalities in the country and “the myth that Portugal is not a racist country”.


Comments:

What a bunch of claptrap from Kari L, read the autopsy report. He was dead before he was transported to the hospital. Marc M, more claptrap as this is a post to shift the spotlight onto antifa organization and away from the real troublemakers, white supermacists and boogaloo boys, advocating civil war.

By Vaughon H from USA on 08-06-2020 09:40

The Agenda is simple....
The Police are paid by the public to help the public and believe it or not, they are part of the public.
Who tells them what to do?
the Public?

Love Steve

By Love Steve from Alentejo on 08-06-2020 03:15

Paul R from Lisbon.
Do you believe there is a conspiracy because people object to being brutalized and murdered by the police?
The police and who orders them need to be investigated! Right Now.
Love Steve

By Love Steve from Alentejo on 08-06-2020 09:00

"Died in police custody" is not correct. Floyd died in the hospital. His heart stopped. There were lethal amounts of drugs in his system. During the arrest he was restless and agitated up to the point of being a danger to himself. He had heart conditions and was known from a place of off-duty work to the arresting officer now accused of "killing" him. They were likely restraining Floyd to help him stay alive. Although the knee on the neck may look rough it may actually have helped Mr. Floyd calm down and eventually pass out as he did. The longer a person stays up and about with a condition of overdose poisoning like Mr. Floyd had the more danger for their life it is, so losing consciousness during an arrest was good for him. He didn't die because of the knee on the neck, but later in the hospital despite the intervention of the arrest. No neck injuries were reported so the knee on the neck did no harm. It cannot obstruct breathing or blood flow. It can only be dangerous if it harms the neck-spine and that is why it is warned against for police to use that. It is horrifying that apparently innocent police officers are globally blamed and imprisoned on suicide watch just because of a raving "anti-racist" political hysteria.

By Kari Lehto from Other on 07-06-2020 07:29

As I understand George Floyd died in the hospital with an amount of about 4x lethal dose of fentanyl in his system. There were no neck injury and no obstruction of blood-flow in the neck arteries or any lack of oxygen. The neck compression during the arrest was likely due to the officers trying to keep him alive despite a state of excited delirium with that drug overdose. The better restrained the less strain on the heart. I don't know what more they could have done to try and save Mr. Floyd's life. It is horrific that these innocent police officers are being called murderers just because people want to fuel some global agenda.

By Kari Lehto from Other on 06-06-2020 03:14

Paul R asks a very important question.
In the U.S. multiple cheches of weapons were found in all the cities where the riots took place. They were strategically and conveniently placed for the U.S. domestic terror group Antifa to access. That was two to three days after the protests began and when the protests devolved into riots.
The Department of Justice is investigating.

By Marc J. Moniz from USA on 06-06-2020 02:47

It's called social media.

By William from Other on 06-06-2020 12:33

So happy to see these protests and feel the solidarity.

By Heidi from Alentejo on 05-06-2020 09:42

There should be an investigation why this news report from the US has escalated across the world and who and what money in behind this spread . It is very suspicious and there are people with dubious motives trying to create instability in the world , and who need to be named , shamed and arrested

By Paul R from Lisbon on 05-06-2020 11:53
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