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Portugal strike views: 'The country is falling apart'

A 24-hour strike in Portugal has grounded flights and halted public transport as a protest at proposed austerity measures takes place.

Air traffic controllers and workers on Lisbon's metro system are expected to be joined in the walk-out by public sector workers, including teachers and hospital staff.

Views in Lisbon are mixed. Strikers see themselves as part of a wider struggle, but some people affected by the strike express frustration.

  • 24 Nov 2011
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