PORTUGAL: To the Brink of Chaos Again

The march of 60,000 construction workers on Lisbon's São Bento Palace last week started out like the countless other protest parades and rallies that are a recurring feature of life in Portugal these days. But then the leftist-led hardhats added a new twist. Massing on the steps of the legislative palace, they blocked the doors of the building in which 150 members of the constituent assembly were laboring over a new constitution. They also backed huge trucks against the entrances to Premier Jose Pinheiro de Azevedo's official residence next door and warned...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!