Francisco Melim

Photographer, Videographer
A Cry for Fairness: Vida Justa Protest
Location: Lisbon
Nationality: Portuguese
Biography: Born in 1993 in Lisbon, Portugal, Francisco Melim is a photographer with a unique perspective and an inspiring background. His childhood was shaped by the charming mountains of Sintra and the suburban landscapes of Mafra. From a young age, he... MORE
A Cry for Fairness: Vida Justa Protest
francisco melim
Oct 22, 2023
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
On October 21, 2023, the "Vida Justa" demonstration in Lisbon rallied for a fairer society. Key demands included wage increases, affordable housing, and accessible public transport. The event also protested against neighborhood repression and expressed solidarity with Palestine.

On October 21, 2023, the "Vida Justa" demonstration took place, an event that gathered hundreds of protesters in a march that spanned from Rossio to São Bento in Lisbon. The central purpose of this mobilization act was to defend a series of causes aimed at promote a more equitable and fair society.

The "Vida Justa" demonstration focused on several critical claims of importance. Among them, the fight for wage increases stood out—a clamor for fairer economic conditions for the population. The protesters also vehemently protested against rising prices, an issue that has directly affected the quality of life of many citizens.

Another central demand of this demonstration was the search for decent housing. Participants joined together to ask for solutions that make homes accessible to all citizens, a pressing issue in many urban areas. In addition, accessible public transportation for everyone was a central concern, as protesters called for an efficient and inclusive transportation system.

. Beyond economic and housing issues, the "Vida Justa" demonstration also raised its voice against repression in neighborhoods, claiming respect for civil rights and safety in local communities.

It is worth noting that the "Vida Justa" demonstration included the participation of a special block, expressing solidarity with the cause of Palestine. This group mobilized for the end of genocide in Palestine and for the fight against the criminalization of anti-racism activists' actions.

This event exemplifies the power of civic mobilization and civil society in defending principles of justice, equality, and dignity.
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