Protesters clashed with police during a demonstration outside the city hall building in São Paulo on the afternoon (local time) on Wednesday, December 26. Local reports indicate the protesters attempted to block building access for arriving councilmembers prompting police to fire rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowd, injuring several people. A heightened security presence is expected near the city hall building, and additional clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out.
Demonstrators were protesting the pending vote to privatize pension programs, which would also increase required contribution levels from public employees.
Individuals in São Paulo are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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