Protests, strike against pension reform rock Brazil as Copa America begins

  15 June 2019    Read: 959
Protests, strike against pension reform rock Brazil as Copa America begins

Mass protests and nationwide strike against the pension reform were held across Brazil on Friday ahead of the beginning of the Copa America regional football championship, AzVision.az reports citing Sputnik.

The Todos Noticias TV channel reported that the rallies were held in 300 cities.

The protests have become the first mass industrial action that united major trade unions since the beginning of the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro in January.

Around 45 million employees participated in the strike, including the walk-in demonstrations in Brazil’s 27 states.


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