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       Lisbon court releases Eurovision stage




       invader on bail                                    The man who invaded the stage during UK contestant SuRie’s performance at
                                                          the Eurovision Song Contest has been released on bail and is awaiting charges.
            uRie was           confirmed the intruder -  several seconds.
            performing her     who had shouted “We     “There wasn’t any time to
            song ‘Storm’ when  demand freedom” while on  feel fear,” she said.
       Sthe person, wearing    the stage - had been taken  “He was suddenly there,
       a black and red bandana  into police custody for  security were on him as
       and slogan t-shirt,     questioning.            quick as he was on me, he
       snatched the microphone  A spokesman for the EBU  got the mic for a few
       from her hands during the  said on Sunday that the  seconds, that was out of my
       live broadcast at the event  man gained access to the  hands, but the song was
       in  Lisbon, Portugal on  stage by climbing “into the  still going.
       Saturday night.         camera run”.            “The backing vocalists were
       A statement from        He then “reached the main  still singing, the crowd was
       Eurovision’s operator, the  stage via the bridge,  still chanting, so I just turned
       European Broadcasting   pursued by security”, the  upstage for a moment but I
       Union (EBU), said: “The  spokesman continued.   was still clapping and
       stage invader was       They said he was “removed  cheering with the crowd, I
       questioned by police    off stage after seven   just didn’t have the mic.
       immediately following the  seconds” and was being  “I turned back and saw the
       incident, and then held in  questioned by police, and  mic on the floor, and I
       custody until Monday 14  that an investigation was  thought, ‘well thats mine,
       May when he was seen in  taking place.          I’ll finish this song’.”
       court in Lisbon.        SuRie, who ended up     Portugal meanwhile
       “He has now been        coming 24th out of 26   ended last, having won the  A Man invades the stage during the performance of SuRie (R) representing the United
                                                                                A Man invades the stage during the performance of SuRie (R) representing the United
                                                                                A Man invades the stage during the performance of SuRie (R) representing the United
                                                                                A Man invades the stage during the performance of SuRie (R) representing the United
                                                                                A Man invades the stage during the performance of SuRie (R) representing the United
       released on bail, with  countries at the event,  competition in 2017.    Kingdom with ‘Storm’ during the Grand Final of the 63rd annual Eurovision Song
                                                                                Kingdom with ‘Storm’ during the Grand Final of the 63rd annual Eurovision Song
                                                                                Kingdom with ‘Storm’ during the Grand Final of the 63rd annual Eurovision Song
                                                                                Kingdom with ‘Storm’ during the Grand Final of the 63rd annual Eurovision Song
                                                                                Kingdom with ‘Storm’ during the Grand Final of the 63rd annual Eurovision Song
       charges pending the result  refused the chance to sing        TPN/Lusa   Contest
                                                                                Contest (Photo:  (Photo: EPA/Jose Sena Goulão)EPA/Jose Sena Goulão)
                                                                                Contest (Photo:  (Photo: EPA/Jose Sena Goulão)EPA/Jose Sena Goulão)
                                                                                Contest (Photo: EPA/Jose Sena Goulão)
                                                                                Contest
       of an ongoing police    again after her
       inquiry.                performance was
       “The EBU, RTP and       disrupted.              Easyjet expansion to slow as airports reach capacity
       Portuguese Authorities  On Monday, the 29-year-
       take security very seriously  old singer told ITV’s This
                                                       EasyJet’s expansion in Portugal is going to slow down because of congestion at Lisbon and some lack
                                                       EasyJet’s expansion in Portugal is going to slow down because of congestion at Lisbon and some lack
                                                       EasyJet’s expansion in Portugal is going to slow down because of congestion at Lisbon and some lack
                                                       EasyJet’s expansion in Portugal is going to slow down because of congestion at Lisbon and some lack
       and an investigation into  Morning that she had not  EasyJet’s expansion in Portugal is going to slow down because of congestion at Lisbon and some lack
                                                       of capacity at Porto, the company’s director in Portugal, José Lopes, said on Tuesday.
       what happened is        been scared by the      of capacity at Porto, the company’s director in Portugal, José Lopes, said on Tuesday.
                                                       of capacity at Porto, the company’s director in Portugal, José Lopes, said on Tuesday.
                                                       of capacity at Porto, the company’s director in Portugal, José Lopes, said on Tuesday.
                                                       of capacity at Porto, the company’s director in Portugal, José Lopes, said on Tuesday.
       ongoing.”               invasion, which saw her left  Some flights were  increase capacity at Lisbon  comes on line in 2022.  61 routes to nine European
       The EBU had previously  without a microphone for
                                                       diverted to Porto as Lisbon  airport before the   Easyjet has nine aircraft  countries.
                                                       was full. Almost all airlines  secondary airport at Montijo  based in Lisbon and flies  TPN/Lusa
                                                       diverted to Porto, which
                 ENGLISH  DENTAL  SURGEON              meant that there is a lack of
                                                       slots in the summer of
                   Dr. Francis Haley                   2018 [March to October],
                                                       he said.
                           B.D.S.                        He added that these
               (Guy’s Hospital, University of London)  limitations at Porto should
                                                       end next year after the
                                                       airport manager improves
            Av. 25 Abril, 184 - 1ºC      2750 - 511 Cascais  the runway enabling
                                                       capacity to increase once
                       Tel: 21 486 3012                again.
                     http://clinic.cdhaley.pt            José Lopes also said that
                                                       decisions had to be taken to
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