Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, a number of PCP Communist headquarters have been vandalised, explain reports. Damage has been confined to angry daubings on walls essentially blaming the party – which has shown surprising reluctance to even recognise the illegal invasion – for being complicit with Russia. “There is blood on the scythe”, “Communism is terrorism” are some of the messages splashed across PSP base frontages in Beja, Guarda, Montijo, Vila Real de Santo António and Barreiro. A source for the party has ‘lamented’ what it calls the “antidemocratic offensive“. It is an interesting description for the daubing of walls with paint, considering the party still appears to believe Russia’s invasion of a sovereign nation is a ‘special military operation’.