The two protestors detained on Monday night outside Portugal’s parliament building were detained for resisting and threatening police officers.
The two protestors detained on Monday night outside Portugal’s parliament building have been ordered to do community service while their court cases have been suspended, according to police.
One of the two, aged 22, is to see his case suspended for six months and must do 80 hours of community service in the meantime. The other, aged 33, whose case is also suspended for six months, must do 60 hours community service.
As well as these two detentions during Monday’s “siege” of parliament by anti-austerity groups protesting against the state budget unveiled that day, three people were given police warnings.
Eleven officers were injured in clashes following a police charge as protestors surged towards the prime minister’s official residence. Three police vehicles and dozens of civilian vehicles were also damaged.
In a statement, Lisbon police said the two men were detained for resisting and threatening police officers. One of the two had to be taken to hospital for head injuries.