Brazil’s National Security Force to Patrol Brasilia Ahead of Protests

The government fears that large demonstrations against the social security reform as well as protests that may arise during the Terra Livre Camp next week may get out of hand.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, has signed a measure that will send soldiers from the National Security Force to secure landmarks in the country’s capital, Brasilia, expected to be the stage of large demonstrations in the days to come. Critics say the force will be used curtail the population’s right to demonstrate.

According to Minister Moro the deployment of the security force was authorized to guarantee the
‘preservation of public order and the safety of people and property, in defense of the assets and individuals who work . . .

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