Nineteen people have died on the third day of clashes between Brazilian government forces and striking police officers in the northeastern city of Salvador, Press TV reports.
Large shops and supermarkets were looted during the clashes and riots on Friday.
Meanwhile, the authorities have dispatched around 2,000 army soldiers and a group of elite federal police officers to contain the demonstrations in the country’s third largest city. In addition, protesters have been warned that they will receive a fine of up to $46,000 if caught demonstrating.
Another 13 people were killed during a demonstration on Thursday, while seven deaths were recorded on Wednesday.
The protesting police officers are holding demonstrations to demand salary increases and better working conditions.
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