After five trucks had their tires flattened at dawn in Vilar Formoso, the Independent Freight Drivers Union (SIMM) sent an open letter to the media condemning such acts and affirming full demarcation of disorderly demonstrations and any acts of vandalism associated with it. .
“SIMM is a Union of Peaceful and Responsible Drivers,” the document reads. “We believe and call for an orderly and peaceful fight. We will not agree to acts of violence and vandalism. So we demarcate ourselves from any disorderly form of demonstration and any act of vandalism during the strike, ”said the statement issued by the union's management and sent to the newsrooms this Tuesday.
The incident took place in TIR Park, near the Spanish border, early in the morning, where hundreds of drivers spend the night. However, according to TSF, GNR does not confirm whether the trucks in question are Portuguese registered and whether the incident is related to the stoppage that started this Monday.
Dangerous goods and goods drivers began an indefinite strike at 0 am on Monday.
Since Saturday and until 11:59 pm on August 21, Portugal is in an energy crisis situation, decreed by the Government due to this stoppage, which has allowed the establishment of an Emergency Network of Gas Stations (REPA), with 54 priority posts. and 320 of public access.