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4 The Portugal News • 19  May 2018                                 News


                                                                                Immigrants protest



                                                                                outside parliament over a



                                                                                lack of documents
                                                                   Immigrants
                                                                   Immigrants
                                                                   Immigrants
                                                                   Immigrants
                                                                   Immigrants
                                                                   pictured
                                                                   pictured
                                                                   pictured
                                                                   pictured
                                                                   pictured
                                                                   here earlier
                                                                   here earlier
                                                                   here earlier
                                                                   here earlier
                                                                   here earlier
                                                                   this week
                                                                   this week
                                                                   this week
                                                                   this week    Over a hundred immigrants gathered in front of parliament
                                                                   this week
                                                                   protesting
                                                                   protesting
                                                                   protesting
                                                                   protesting
                                                                   protesting
                                                                   outside
                                                                   outside
                                                                   outside
                                                                   outside      yesterday to protest over a lack of documents.
                                                                   outside
                                                                   Parliament
                                                                   Parliament
                                                                   Parliament
                                                                   Parliament
                                                                   Parliament
                                                                   against a
                                                                   against a
                                                                   against a
                                                                   against a            spokesperson for  them had been in Portugal  to the National Health
                                                                   against a
                                                                   lack of
                                                                   lack of
                                                                   lack of
                                                                   lack of
                                                                   lack of
                                                                   documents.
                                                                   documents.
                                                                   documents.
                                                                   documents.          a welfare        working and paying tax for  Service.
                                                                   documents.
                                                                   (Photo:
                                                                   (Photo:
                                                                   (Photo:
                                                                   (Photo:             association      years, but had not yet    Most of the immigrants
                                                                   (Photo:
                                                                   Nuno Fox/
                                                                   Nuno Fox/
                                                                   Nuno Fox/
                                                                   Nuno Fox/    Asupporting the         managed to get their     were from Africa and
                                                                   Nuno Fox/
                                                                   Lusa)
                                                                   Lusa)
                                                                   Lusa)
                                                                   Lusa)        immigrants said many of  residency cards or access  Asia.
                                                                   Lusa)
      British tourist dies after being hit by train in Lagos as fellow Brit is killed in
                                                 A British tourist believed to be in her 60s died after being hit by a train in the Algarve city of Lagos, a day
                                                 A British tourist believed to be in her 60s died after being hit by a train in the Algarve city of Lagos, a day
                                                 A British tourist believed to be in her 60s died after being hit by a train in the Algarve city of Lagos, a day
                                                 A British tourist believed to be in her 60s died after being hit by a train in the Algarve city of Lagos, a day
      Albufeira hit-and-run                      A British tourist believed to be in her 60s died after being hit by a train in the Algarve city of Lagos, a day
                                                 before a fellow Briton was killed in a hit-and-run in Albufeira.
                                                 before a fellow Briton was killed in a hit-and-run in Albufeira.
                                                 before a fellow Briton was killed in a hit-and-run in Albufeira.
                                                 before a fellow Briton was killed in a hit-and-run in Albufeira.
                                                 before a fellow Briton was killed in a hit-and-run in Albufeira.
        The woman had been          crossing on the main avenue in  to her injuries at the spot  Portimão for autopsy.     Road Safety Authority (ANSR)
      walking back to Lagos from    Albufeira, the police said.  despite local firefighters and  The road was completely   has registered 3,060 accidents
      Meia Praia beach when she      The 54-year-old British citizen,  INEM paramedics’ best efforts  closed down for much of  on Portugal’s roads, which is up
      was struck by the train as she  who was with his son, aged 22,  to revive her.          Sunday morning because of the  27 on last year’s figures.
      crossed the tracks on a       was taken to the Albufeira health  The incident happened just  accident, the circumstances of  This year’s accidents have
      pedestrian crossing.          centre, but could not be saved.  before 7.30am Sunday     which are being investigated by  caused nine fatalities (one less
        The incident happened on     The driver, allegedly a 25-  morning.                    GNR police.                  than in 2017), and 51 serious
      Sunday morning at around      year-old French national who   Her body was also taken to   Since the beginning of the year  injuries (down 11 on the same
      10.20am, and temporarily      was driving while under the  the Legal Medicine Bureau in  and until 7 May, the National  period of last year.).
      halted circulation of trains on  influence of alcohol,
      the track between Lagos and   abandoned the vehicle but was
      Portimão.                     tracked down and detained by
        According to newspaper      the police. He was taken into  Algarve tourism board has new president
      Correio da Manhã, passersby at  custody. The Public Prosecutor
      the spot and the train driver both  has launched an inquiry to
                                                                 A new president has been elected to chair the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA), taking over
                                                                 A new president has been elected to chair the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA), taking over
                                                                 A new president has been elected to chair the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA), taking over
                                                                 A new president has been elected to chair the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA), taking over
      tried to get the woman’s      determine whether the driver  A new president has been elected to chair the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA), taking over
      attention, but she failed to  could be held accountable for  from Desidério Silva, who was once the Mayor of Albufeira.
                                                                 from Desidério Silva, who was once the Mayor of Albufeira.
                                                                 from Desidério Silva, who was once the Mayor of Albufeira.
                                                                 from Desidério Silva, who was once the Mayor of Albufeira.
                                                                 from Desidério Silva, who was once the Mayor of Albufeira.
      realise the locomotive was    the crime of manslaughter.
      speeding towards her.          This was the second deadly    The new head of the RTA is João  associations and unions.  “I salute my opponents for the
        The report said she would   accident involving pedestrians  Fernandes, the RTA’s former vice-  In the elections only 31 of the 32  serenity with which this act took
      have been killed almost       on Albufeira’s Avenida dos   president, who was chosen    members were able to vote, as the  place and for the good manners
      instantly, and her body was   Descobrimentos in just 24    through elections held last Friday  Association for Portuguese  with which, at the end, everyone
      taken for forensic autopsy.   hours.                       afternoon.                   Casinos (APC) was unable to  greeted each other. It’s a good
        In related news, a day later, in  The day before, Sunday, an  He was elected by the RTA’s  attend.                 sign that there is a lot of good
      Albufeira, some 38 kilometres  80-year-old woman was killed  general assembly, which is made  João Fernandes won with 17  work to be done in the future and
      from Lagos, a British national  after being hit by a van near the  up of 32 members, including the  votes against the 11 votes in favour  that we can all be counted on”,
      was killed in the early hours of  Dolphins roundabout.     mayors of all of the Algarve’s  of his predecessor, Desidério  he said.
      Monday morning after a hit-    The elderly woman was       councils, a government       Silva, and there were three blank  Fernandes takes over from
      and-run at a pedestrian       seriously hurt and succumbed  representative, regional business  ballots.              Desidério Silva in mid-August.
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