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Thursday June 12, 2008
04:57 AM

The streets are empty [Portugal]

[ #36669 ]

It's like a preview of the apocalypse, and all it took was a strike.

The fuel transportation companies are on strike.

You should see the gas stations yesterday. The gas stations, and the havoc.

Most of them were closed, but the few ones that still had some fuel were packed with cars and people shouting at one another.

They all knew there wasn't much fuel left, so every car counted. The cars, and the people carrying cans and bottles.

Late in the evening, one could see parked cars along the freeways. Empty tanks.

This morning, the amount of cars on the road made the traffic lights seem pointless.

And all it took... was a strike.

The government started by saying there was no way they'd give in to the demands.

Maybe they don't really know how fragile a country can be, if you strike in the right place.

Around 5am, the strike was lifted.

The highway tolls will now be cheaper during night time, and other reividications were also met.

The gas stations are now being refueled, and the country should resume its normal laid-back lifestyle pretty soon.

It was... interesting to see.

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