Albufeira GNR men honoured

Local politicians have officially thanked the Albufeira GNR force for their professionalism in dealing with the trouble among English football fans in the town during the Euro 2004 Championship. Speaking at an official ceremony held to thank the force, the President of the Albufeira Câmara, Desidério Silva, commented on the hard work, professionalism and dedication of the GNR officers, and congratulated the men on their approach to maintaining public order and safety during the tournament. According to Silva, the safety of tourists and residents was never in question despite the fighting between fans.