RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests broke out on Saturday, December 26th, in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, against the closure of shops selling non-essential goods, as infection numbers increase in Brazil.
Hundreds of people took to the streets to demonstrate, according to news portal G1.
"Shop owners spend the whole year preparing for December, and now you're closing them," one demonstrator was quoted as saying. "You have enough to eat but many people don't."
The state government imposed the regulation which came into force on Saturday and will initially apply for 15 days.
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