Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Generation In A Tight Corner"


A civil initiative by young adults looking for jobs consistent with their qualifications turned out to be a gathering of 200.000 people of all generations peacefuly protesting on the streets of Lisbon against the politicians who led this country into the current chaotic economic and social situation.

26 comments:

Babzy said...

i hope the protest will change something ....

Sharon said...

What an amazing crowd! I feel like we should be doing this here too!

Small City Scenes said...

It seems we are in the same situation here but we just sit around and whine.
Look at all the cameras there too.
I hopr change happens. MB

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

I hope the protest would bring all but good things to your Country JM! I had been gone for so long and I thank you for informing me on what's happening there at Portugal!

Steven^^

Jarart said...

Wow, so many people and not all of them are young. You got some amazing pictures.

Leif Hagen said...

There seems to be unrest, unhappiness and demonstrations around the world right now! I like the bottom photo of all the photographers!

VP said...

It happens even here, but because too students get fancy but quite useless degrees.

Cildemer said...

O mundo está de mal para pior! Os ricos ficam mais ricos e os pobres cada vez mais pobres!
Obrigada pelas notícias do país e pelas fotos de grande qualidade. E espero muito que o nosso povo consiga fazer entender sua voz e que seja um exemplo para outros países onde a situação é muito similar!

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Amizades****

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Fantastic photos, JM! You caught the action beautifully!

Good for them. I hope the politicians and their crooked banker friends go to jail for a long time...in this country, too. But it ain't happening; the financial people are just raking in billions more in salary and bonuses.

It is a criminal shame!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific! And I do hope their efforts are rewarded! We are seeing so much of this in so many countries and one can't help but wonder what is it that our "leaders" don't understand??? Fantastic post, JM, and your photos are superb as always! They do capture the mood! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Stickup Artist said...

I just commented but don't think it went through, so excuse me if I'm duplicating. These photos are GREAT! I can't figure why there isn't more of this expression going on here, though we are seeing isolated rumblings. This is a global problem and those in power worldwide do not seem to have the public good or the future in mind.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

The people of Lisbon are a gentle generation! There was never a violent revolution that history knows of. This looks more like a social gathering than a demonstration, I have to say. You have captured the expression on their faces really well!

joo said...

Hope they'll manage to change something! I've heard about this protests on radio.
Great post JM!

Gunn said...

Great documentary.
I hope the politicians will listen to the people.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Politicians aren't the only ones to blame. I keep wondering if finance corporations and banks will ever face charges in court over their rapacious role in this global mess.

Randy said...

I am with Sharon on this one. The people here need to stop complaining and actually do something. Your photos are amazing.

Jack said...

I wasn't aware that there were demonstrations in Lisbon. Your photos are great. I hope that the demonstrations help, and I also hope they remain peaceful.

T. Becque said...

Your photos document the event nicely. Let's hope change happens (on your end and mine)!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Great journalistic shots.

DynamiteJ said...

eu fui com orgulho, foi uma das maiores e melhor manifestações nunca senti tão perto d mim a força de todo o povo português, só espero é que esta força não se perca agora com o tempo ! bons registos do que foi :)

Peter said...

Such a demonstration is more than uderstandable! However, to demonstrate in good weather with smiles is perhaps more typically Portuguese! :-)

Halcyon said...

Young people are sure to have some hard times ahead.

Francisca said...

Marvelous captures of hope and disappointment. I wonder if anyone really knows what needs to be done to improve the global - and hence local - economy.

tapirgal said...

It's amazing and encouraging to see 200,000 people gather peacefully for a demonstration that must be as emotionally charged as this cause - that is, peaceful on all sides. Nice photos.

Lois said...

What a great turn out and so orderly too! I do hope things will change for the better.

Dina said...

Great photos of the huge crowd. It's so nice to see a civilized peaceful demonstration, so rare during these many days of rage.