Nelson Arriolos, 41, unemployed, speaks with journalists after his civil disobedience action at the Pingo Doce supermarket near Rossio Station in Lisbon December 4, 2013. Arriolos invited media to ... more 
Nelson Arriolos, 41, unemployed, speaks with journalists after his civil disobedience action at the Pingo Doce supermarket near Rossio Station in Lisbon December 4, 2013. Arriolos invited media to witness an action of civil disobedience he carried out at a supermarket where he planned to walk away without paying a pack of rice. Instead, the store manager offered him a bag with different food items. This is not his first act of civil disobedience Arriolos has carried out. Last month he refused to pay a bus ticket saying he was unemployed and had no money. In September, Arriolos sent a letter to Portugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva and Portugal's Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque announcing them that he had decided to stop paying taxes, including a debt with the Portuguese healthcare system. Arriolos says his actions "are symbolic acts of protest to show that there is misery and hunger and that the state does not protect its citizens, there are children going to school without eating because their parents are unemployed and have no money to buy them a carton of milk". REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT) less 
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Wed, Dec 4, 2013 2:00 PM EST