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19 Aug 2019 | 08:08 AM UTC

Brazil: Police and magistrates to protest legislation in several cities on August 19, 20, 23

Brazil News Alert

Judiciary, prosecutors, and security forces are to protest abuse of authority legislation in several cities August 19, 20, 23; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/24/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Brasília, Natal, Campo Grande, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte

Event

Government employees in the judiciary, public prosecutors, and security forces are slated to protest a bill approved by the Federal Senate that criminalizes the abuse of authority on Monday, August 19, Tuesday, August 20, and on Friday, August 23. Protesters call upon President Bolsonaro to veto the bill and argue that the bill does not protect against abuse of power but will instead encourage corruption and motivate organized criminal groups.

On August 19, protests will be held in Belem, Natal, Campo Grande, and Curitiba. On August 20, protests will be held in Brasilia. On August 23, protests will be held in Belo Horizonte. While exact locations and times were not immediately available, protests should be expected in the vicinity of government and legislative offices.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are likely surrounding all protests.  

Advice

Individuals in the aforementioned cities are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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