In Lisbon’s Baixa, clear cuts are currently taking place. Many tenants, most of them shopkeepers and traders who run old family businesses, risk to loose everything since the block where they settled becomes a new four-star hotel. (as if we don’t have enough luxury accommodations in Lisboa, but that’s another discussion) Thus a new law in favour of owners of real estate will destroy the lives of many families. “I invested everything I had here”, says one tenant, who runs a commerce in the block that is gonna become a hotel. “At 50, I find myself in this situation. I won’t get any unemployment support. Not that I want to receive such a support; what I want is to work.” Hello Portuguese government, is this the way you try to solve your crisis? By throwing your hard working citizens into poverty?
Read the complete story here: http://ocorvo.pt/2013/03/16/revolta-na-baixa/