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Brazil: Anti-austerity protesters tear gassed storming Rio’s legislative assembly02:10

Brazil: Anti-austerity protesters tear gassed storming Rio’s legislative assembly

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro’
November 10, 2016 at 04:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters clashed with police as they demonstrated against proposed austerity measures outside Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly for the second day in a row on Wednesday.

Police scuffled with the crowds and used tear gas to disperse them as they tried to storm the building. An estimated 10,000 Rio public sector workers, both current and retired were involved in the demonstrations against Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao's cuts.

Rio authorities say the proposed austerity measures would contain the state's financial crisis, while the protesters claim it will result in wage and pension cuts, tax increases, suspension of social programs and service pay adjustment.

Brazil: Anti-austerity protesters tear gassed storming Rio’s legislative assembly02:10
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Thousands of protesters clashed with police as they demonstrated against proposed austerity measures outside Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly for the second day in a row on Wednesday.

Police scuffled with the crowds and used tear gas to disperse them as they tried to storm the building. An estimated 10,000 Rio public sector workers, both current and retired were involved in the demonstrations against Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao's cuts.

Rio authorities say the proposed austerity measures would contain the state's financial crisis, while the protesters claim it will result in wage and pension cuts, tax increases, suspension of social programs and service pay adjustment.

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