Lisbon Council Awards Madonna 15 Parking Spaces on Busy City Street

When news broke in early July that Lisbon City Council had granted 15 parking spots to Madonna for under €50 (£44) a month, locals were not happy. Despite the local authorities’ explanations of how the deal took place, Lisboans who live on the same street (Rua das Janelas Verdes, notorious for the lack of parking spaces) resented that the American pop star seemed to be getting better treatment than residents.