VOA: Nationwide Strike Brings Brazil to a Standstill
Public transportation, schools and banks were closed across much of Brazil as unions led nationwide strikes to protest austerity measures.
Millions of people stayed home Friday, either by choice or because they could not get to work. Thousands of others came out onto the streets to protest and block roads.
In one of the largest demonstrations, thousands of people gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s state assembly and clashed with police who tried to remove them. Police fired tear gas while protesters threw stones.
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More News On Yesterday's Protests And Strikes In Brazil
Protesters torch buses, block roads during Brazil strike -- FOX News/AP
Anti-austerity strikes spark travel chaos across Brazil -- France 24
Brazilians sick of corrupt politicians hit the streets to protest austerity measures -- The Guardian
Brazil hit by first general strike in two decades -- BBC
In Brazil, protesters clash with police as a general strike empties schools and brings business to a halt -- Los Angeles Times
Anti-Temer strike paralyses major cities in Brazil -- Al Jazeera
Brazil Paralyzed by Nationwide Strike, Driven by a Familiar Global Dynamic of Elite Corruption and Impunity -- The Intercept