Monday, October 17, 2011

Oct 15 Global Protest - Lisbon (II)



The House of Incompetence, Greed and Corruption aka The Parliament

23 comments:

Olivier said...

une foule impressionnante, ne prend pas trop encore en France

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The architecture of the Parliament building is classical Greek, there is a Greek flag in the crowd out front. Let's hope solutions can be found for the economies and budgets of Greece, Portugal and other countries.

Sharon said...

Looks very much like ours of a similar name!

Cezar and Léia said...

A coisa tá feia mesmo! :(
Léia

JM said...

@Dave: That's exactly why Rome, Madrid and Lisbon had the biggest crowds of protesters, all threatened countries (not to mention Greece, of course, where two more days of general strike have started today).

Lowell said...

In the first photo: That's a lot of weaponry! Some people must be frightened. Incompetence, greed and corruption pretty well describes our country, too!

Sylvia K said...

The protesters are now gathering in over 41 cities all over the US and more are joining in every day. Your Parliament sounds like our congress -- Houses of Incompetence, Greed and Corruption indeed!!! Great post and photos, JM!

Sylvia

Rob and Mandy said...

Anywhere between 60.000 and 250.000 people here, depending on the paper you read. Very impressive, whatever the number.

JM said...

@Rob and Mandy: I've only heard one number, 100.000 people on the streets of Lisbon. However, protests have taken place in 9 other cities too.

RedPat said...

Not very many people protesting here.

cieldequimper said...

But that's a Greek flag. Solidarity?

JM said...

@Ciel: ... or some Greek people in Lisbon, I don't know. Anyway, this was a global protest. :-)

Ann said...

We in NZ are earlier than you, you can still post the blog.

Tents are erected in Auckland too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is the same all over the world right now -- and while I believe in the concept that we all have something in common, this is not what I meant. Sad. I admire the protestors.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see... it's still going on in London.

VP said...

We all have our brave houses of incompetence, but history teaches us a lot about the madness of the crowds.

BlueShell said...

Excelentes fotos, com um imenso valor documemtal.

Vim do Bob, do "Art" e dei por ti...
Passei pelos vários blogs (acabaste com 2...) e detenho-me aqui!
Impressionate como captas o conjunto- cenário humano/material.
Parabéns

Jack said...

This is happening everywhere. I hope some good comes of it.

Photo Cache said...

is this part of the occupy wall street protest?

Randy said...

These are great. People around the world united.

Kate said...

Protests are occurring all over the globe. That's quite a crowd!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful pics! It really is time for the governments to start listening to the people they are supposed to be working for.

Halcyon said...

Wow! That is quite a gathering. I hope things improve.