In Porto, APDES (Agência Piaget para o Desenvolvimento) held a public demonstration in front of Porto Council, a metro station and media offices on the 27th June.
CASO joined the event in Porto too by organising an action to clean up the Bairro do Aleixo from injecting equipment. The action aimed to raise awareness of the need to adopt better policies for people who inject drugs, in particular the necessity to open safe injection rooms. An event was then held in Associação Contrabando, during which a number of people received an award for their contribution to questioning the prohibitionist drug policy approach, and the need for a human rights and public health-centred approach. On 27th June, CASO launched an online campaign entitled ‘What if there were a drug consumption room…’, calling on such facilities to be established in Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra.
- Jornal de Noticias: Na rua pelo fim da proibição das drogas