The businessman decided to interrupt his protest after some public pressure to preserve his health, including by the President of the Republic.
“I decided to interrupt the hunger strike”, announces businessman Luís Dias, who spent 28 days without food, camped in front of the Belém Palace, in protest against the bureaucracy and the slow response of the Portuguese State. At issue is a process of requesting Community funds that has lasted for several years.
“Exactly four weeks ago, I started a hunger strike in protest against the destructive indifference of the state, which, after having admittedly boycotted the viability of an agricultural export project in one of the country’s most depressed regions, remains today more committed to covering up their own mistakes than in remedying the situation and recovering the public and private investment already committed to the project”, writes the agricutlor in the statement.
The protest was interrupted this Sunday, the day on which former Socialist MEP Ana Gomes announced that she was going to denounce to the European Commission the existence of irregularities in the allocation of funds to support agriculture, a situation that has “destroyed the lives” of some professionals, like the farmer Luís Dias.
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