Student Brigade mobilizes protest this Sunday, in Lisbon, against statements by Pedro Adão e Silva | Cultural Policy
“Precariousness was not approved in the Assembly of the Republic1” is the Brigada motto that the collective was protested at, at 3 am, in front of the Assembly of the Republic, following the controversial statements that Pedro Adão e Silva made in his in parliament on May 11, in the discussion in the specialty of the State Budget for 2022.
“Without having ties, considering that their ties are precarious, ending all ties, they have to maintain the possibility of maintaining the culture” and that “precariousness, in many situations, is not an absolute evil”. Bloco de Esquerda and PCP immediately counterattacked, with the blocist deputy Joana Mortágua saying that the minister “confuses precariousness with intermittence”.
João Veloso, one of the members of the Student Brigade, lamented, in statements to the Lusa agency, that the minister considers that there is no “problem in precariousness when precariousness is an absolute evil that condemns people to not being able to have job stability, to not being able to be even envision a future, envision having a home.”
“These statements by the minister showed a lack of knowledge of the culture in the sector, and also that this job does not want stability in the sector for people who work in the sector”, João Veloso. The disclosure this Sunday, nor the collective in a communiqué sent to the press, “aims to target the minister’s speech and make the culture very clear. give up professions in which they have invested for years, will be synonymous with a constant”.
in the manifest launching connected the call for protest action – which can be considered the first public demonstration against Pedro Adão Silva –the collective recalls that Portugal is “a country in which only an elite has the right to live off culture, where not even 1% of the budget is earmarked for its development”, and that “numerous professionals are resigned to making the choice to abandon profession for its survival”.