Marcelo Olhão Immigrants (by BFP) 341
Photo of Marcelo hugging an immigrant who had been assaulted by youths in Olhão. Image: BRUNO FILIPE PIRES/OPEN MEDIA GROUP

Standing ovation for President’s praise of immigrants

President Marcelo has condemned Portuguese people who are “selfish in the face of the dramas of immigrants”, who, he said, “build Portugal, pay into Social Security, create wealth“. This statement, made during the formal commemorative session of the 49th anniversary of Liberty Day in parliament, drew applause from all parties except CHEGA, says Lusa. Left-wing parties and PSD gave a standing ovation.