Slow protest ends

Lisbon has been freed from the slow-moving protests by more than 100 trucks and lorries transporting fairground rides and equipment, who decided to leave the capital on Tuesday.

Luís Fernandes, president of the association of entertainment equipment, said that the protest ended following discussions with the government who agreed to some requests.

Fairground workers were protesting against new government legislation about the inspection and licensing of their equipment.

Luís Fernandes added that there was to be a national gathering of fairground workers yesterday (Thursday) in Leiria, central Portugal, where the inspection and licensing rules would be explained.