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2/15/2012 10:58:00 AM
Brazilian archbishop mediates strike
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The archbishop of Salvador, Brazil, is mediating a military police strike that has left at least 95 people dead. 
The governor of Bahia State called in the armed forces after strikers refused to leave the state’s legislative building. Dozens of women and children were also in the building. The legislature was surrounded by troops, and water and electricity were turned off to try to force out the strikers. 
During the strike, more than a dozen stores have been looted, shows and events have been canceled, and schools closed. Salvador is known for its violent streets, but homicides have doubled since the strike began. 
The archbishop of Salvador, Brazil, is mediating a military police strike that has left at least 95 people dead. 


The governor of Bahia State called in the armed forces after strikers refused to leave the state’s legislative building. Dozens of women and children were also in the building. The legislature was surrounded by troops, and water and electricity were turned off to try to force out the strikers. 


During the strike, more than a dozen stores have been looted, shows and events have been canceled, and schools closed. Salvador is known for its violent streets, but homicides have doubled since the strike began. 




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