U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. Citizens in Portugal that a taxi protest is scheduled to take place in Lisbon on Monday, October 10 beginning at 8:30. Six thousand taxi drivers are expected to conduct a slow march from Parque das Nações to São Bento. We anticipate fewer available taxis and congested traffic. Please allow for additional time to get to your destination and consider using the metro. Below are news sources announcing the protest:
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. For additional information, please refer to this page.
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