Lisbon citizens schedule ‘street cleaning protest’

Lisbon citizens schedule ‘street cleaning protest’

A group of citizens in Lisbon has decided the only way to draw attention to the lack of dustmen and council employees cleaning the streets is to clean them themselves. The first ‘action’ is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) in Bairro da Graça. The citizens’ message is that accumulated rubbish is a breeding ground for “bad smells” and plagues of rats and cockroches. They hope local authorities are suitably shamed to spring finally into action.