UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — At least 103 people have been killed in the northeastern state of Ceará since the start of a strike by the region’s military police, demanding higher wages.
This was reported on Sunday by the portal G1 with reference to law enforcement officers of the region.
According to the portal, on Saturday and Sunday morning information about 15 new victims of criminals was received at local police stations. According to official estimates, another 88 people died in the first three days of the strike that began on Wednesday. In such an environment, the authorities of nine cities in the state decided to cancel the entertainment events dedicated to the carnival taking place these days throughout the country.
Amid the worsening situation in the field of public security, 2,500 troops patrolled the streets in Ceara, whose reinforcements are expected to receive reinforcements and armored vehicles on Sunday.
The region also has more than 150 National Law Enforcement forces and over 200 Federal Highway Police officers who have joined the state’s garrison who have ignored the strike.
According to the head of the state public safety department, Andre Costa, the authorities have already figured out part of the conspirators who will be dismissed from their bodies and will be punished in accordance with the law. For participation in the strike 167 police officers were removed from service, another 77 were declared deserters.
At the moment, the local legislative assembly is considering a bill to increase the remuneration of state law enforcement officers.
The ordinary military police are provided with a gradual increase in wages from 3.2 thousand reais (about $ 730 at the current rate) to 4.5 thousand reais per month by 2022. It is planned to raise the salary of the top managers of the police career ladder — in the rank of colonel — from the current 15 thousand reais ($ 3.4 thousand) to 20 thousand reais. Police officers are making their demands on improving the content to local authorities 10 more out of 27 subjects of the federation.
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