Police place eight coffins outside parliament, one for every year of Socialist government
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Police place eight coffins outside parliament, one for every year of Socialist government

With elections less than two months away, and no political party ‘leaping to the fore’ with what look like credible answers, protesting police have elaborated on the way they display their discontent by mounting a selection of coffins outside parliament. The eight coffins placed at the foot of the iconic steps outside the building last night were designed to represent every year of Socialism under outgoing prime minister António Costa, as well as the police agents who have died on active duty. Next to the coffins were tombstones referring to the death of Public Security. The government has tried to show that it has improved the police service’s lot during its tenure, but the various forces are having none of it. They want pay parity with the PJ, as per the recent ‘mission supplement’, and vow protests will continue until they get it.