Conflict & Justice

Brazilian soldiers clash with police on strike in Salvador

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A policeman on strike raises his fists to relatives next to militarymen blocking the access to the Legislative Assembly building, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil on February 6, 2012. Last weekend a contingent of 3,500 army, navy and federal police took control of security in Bahia three days after leading police officers began the protest demanding higher pay.

Credit:

Christophe Simon

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    A policeman on strike raises his fists to relatives next to militarymen blocking the access to the Legislative Assembly building, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil on February 6, 2012. Last weekend a contingent of 3,500 army, navy and federal police took control of security in Bahia three days after leading police officers began the protest demanding higher pay.

    Credit:

    Christophe Simon

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    A demonstrator gestures as a military helicopter overflies the Legislative Assembly building, which is being occupied by policemen on strike in Salvador, Bahia.

    Credit:

    Christophe Simon

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    Brazilian military men block the access to the Legislative Assembly building, which is being occupied by state police on strike.

    Credit:

    Christophe Simon

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    Demonstrators hold signs reading "Guman Rights" and "No to bloodshed" outside the Legislative Assembly building.

    Credit:

    Christophe Simon

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    Brazilian police members on strike remain in the Legislative Assembly building.

    Credit:

    Christophe Simon

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    Militarymen patrol outside the Legislative Assembly building.

    Credit:

    Christophe Simon