Hundreds fight culture cuts

Around 250 people formed a human chain outside the Casa da Música cultural hotspot in Porto on Sunday to protest against the government’s announced 30% cut to public funding. The cut had been agreed at 20% in April last year, however the government recently confirmed the reduction of public funds this year would be by 30%, or €3 million. Protestors say the funding cut will put not only cultural events but also educational and social initiatives at risk.