- Title: PORTUGAL: Police deploy along route of anti-NATO march in Lisbon
- Date: 21st November 2010
- Summary: LISBON, PORTUGAL (NOVEMBER 20, 2010) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MARQUES DE POMBAL SQUARE IN CENTRAL LISBON WHERE ANTI-NATO PROTESTERS WILL GATHER FOR PROTEST MARCH BILLBOARD CALLING FOR PORTUGAL TO QUIT NATO VARIOUS OF WORKERS PREPARING SOUNDSYSTEM FOR PROTEST AVENUE DOWN WHICH PROTEST MARCH WILL PASS
- Embargoed: 6th December 2010 12:00
- Location: Portugal
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: International Relations,Defence / Military
- Reuters ID: LVA107SIRGHCWRNGHYSAC5RW48AC
- Story Text: Thousands of anti-NATO protesters are expected to march through central Lisbon on Saturday (November 20), as leaders of the western military alliance attend the second day of a summit in the Portuguese capital.
Portuguese police deployed along the route of the march, while at least one luxury store placed boards over its windows in case of violence.
Ahead of the march, a group of demonstrators attempted to block a road leading to the summit site, before being detained by police.
Protesters also brought in giant puppets as apparent effigies of world leaders attending the NATO summit.
Portuguese police said that they have undertaken the largest security operation in the country's history to safeguard NATO leaders, and prevent public disorder. They expect up to 20,000 people to attend the march later on Saturday.
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