Van Driver’s Protest Turns Ugly

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Tuesday June 23rd saw angry protests in Laranjeiras in front of the Palacio Guanabara, residence of Governor Sergio Cabral. Injuries and traffic chaos stretching across Zona Sul were reported. Police fired plastic bullets at the crowd and used pepper spray to maintain control.

Throughout the night drivers mobilized their vans throughout Flamengo and Laranjeiras. They parked in the hundreds along the roads, leaving residents scratching their heads on their way to work. Up to 300 vehicles were lined up along Rua Pinheiro Machado outside the Governor’s home from the early morning . . .

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