Looting and burning of shops and banks in Brazil[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial date: 2019/1/6 9:20 • 76 times read[/rtl]
The Brazilian authorities have announced the deployment of hundreds of federal and military forces in the northern city of Fortaleza to control the violence and thefts that have plagued the city for a week.
The troops will deploy in patrols in the city as well as other areas in the state of Ceara to stop attacks on shops, buses and banks.
The Brazilian Justice Ministry said it had asked for troops to be sent to the city after dozens of attacks this week.
These attacks are seen as an objection to the tightening of procedures in prisons controlled by criminal gangs.
State authorities have blocked the mobile phone network in prisons and have ended the policy of distributing prisoners according to their loyalty or belonging to any criminal gang.
The military deployment came days after the inauguration of Javier Poulsenaru as the country's new president, a pledge to voters to tackle crime and gangs in Brazil.
President Pulsenaro reportedly praised Justice Minister Sergio Moro's decision to summon the army as a "swift and effective" decision.
Minister Moro led investigations into Brazil's biggest corruption case, known as the "car wash."
Brazilian television broadcast scenes of gang members setting fire to fuel stations.
Authorities have arrested at least 50 people believed to be involved in the attacks.
In Brazil, according to the World Prinz Prive Institute for Prison Data Collection, more than 700,000 prisoners are behind bars, making Brazil the third largest country in the world with prisoners, after the United States and China.