Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Police threaten to strike during Olympics

Posted on July 5, 2016 • Filed under: Brazil, Brazil Travel, Crime, Police/Military Activity reported Police hit by Rio de Janeiro’s cash crisis have threatened to strike during the Olympics, warning tourists that they are at risk in the city as officers and firefighters are not being paid.

Amid demonstrations across Rio, officers rolled out a banner reading “Welcome to hell” in the arrivals hall at the international airport. “Whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe,” it said.

Union leaders said they had not ruled out a strike during Rio 2016, which begins on August 5. The security operation for Games venues is due to go into action on Tuesday, July 5. Read Article

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