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Police strike leaves 90 dead, Brazilian city in chaos

More news on the police strike in the Brazilian city of Vitoria (Epsirito Santo state). Into its fifth day now.

“Police demands for a salary increase led to the work stoppage that has left this portion of Espirito Santo paralyzed.”

February 9, 2017 12:00 AM


APTOPIX Brazil Security A Civil Police officer yells "get back" to a crowd calling him out for shooting a minor in the leg who was attempting to loot an electronic store in Vitoria, Brazil, on Monday.

Diego Herculano/Associated Press

Deutsche Presse-Agentur

RIO DE JANEIRO — At least 90 people are reported dead in a wave of violence in the Brazilian city of Vitoria after the police force there went on strike.

The number of registered murders had risen to 90 since military police stopped patrols on Saturday, Globo reported, citing figures received from a police union.

The mood in the southeastern state of Espirito Santo remained tense Wednesday as armed forces continued patrolling the streets for the fifth straight day.

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