Photographer's Note

Read the story in sequence with the links to workshop shots.

A first police patrol car arrives - unexpected, of course.
The illegal hawkers beat a retreat and remove and hide their wares, helping each other.
A Reinforcement of the police task force (SIR* unit) arrives in a van.
The legal sellers have their illegal wares confiscated (fake, illegal DVD copies this morning) and the police officers confront the sellers.
Notice the man at left, in an attitude of defiance turned resignation, while a police officer moves towards him. Other sellers are angry at the police raid, but they just observe, as they know in which side the force is.
The photo (and workshops) was taken in the open market of Cruz de Pau, a suburb in the municipality of Seixal, Portugal, European Union.
Location: 38.6204436, -9.124631.
See other shot of this turmoil: Quick Intervention Service.

* SIR stands for Serviço de Intervenção Rápida (Quick Intervention Service), a special unit of the PSP (Police of Public Security).

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