Brazil’s Issues Continue

Follow incidents with water shortages and military police brutality, Brazil has run into some trouble as of recently. Based on the recent event at the General Assembly building of Curitiba, the troubles don’t seem to be slowing down. At a protest that involved teachers fighting for their, as well as other public workers,  pensions not to be cut by the city, overzealous members of the crowd incited violence; when some protestors entered the General Assembly building, military police that had been called earlier this week began using force to “calm” the crowd. Besides the usual methods of pepper spray and tear gas, police dogs were also unleashed on the crowd. Naturally, this only fired up the protestors even further, leading to the protests continuing throughout the end of the week. Following the riots in Baltimore, it’s clear that the past week has not been ideal for both protestors or law enforcement members.

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