Rio Police threaten to shut down Olympics
Police in Rio de Janeiro have threatened to continue their strike during the Olympic Games, which are set to begin in August.
Brazil’s police agents began a strike on Monday in Rio, partially closing police stations to protest.
The police officers are protesting delays in their pay, the lack of materials in their stations and the shortage of fuel for their vehicles.
“Patience is over. Now it’s a matter of survival,” said Fabio Neira, president of the Association of Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro. “We are collapsing. We will increase the mobilisation gradually, we do not want to be radical, but the government is leading us to that,” said Neira. “We are unsatisfied and without the prospect (of a solution), we can’t rule out a gridlock during the Olympic Games in August,” he added.
Police authorities put out a statement saying they understand the claims, which they also believe are fair. (Source: telesur)