Violence Spills to Streets in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte

Buses were burned and police station attacked as retaliation for the transfer of inmates from Alcaçuz Penitentiary.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension remains high in Northeastern Brazil, where a new prison riot was reported on Wednesday (January 18th), leaving one dead and seven injured in a prison in the interior of Rio Grande do Norte.

The violence has also spread outside prison walls, with police stations being attacked and at least fourteen buses being burned throughout the state and in the state capital, Natal.

According to local reports, the street violence was retaliation for the transfer of 220 inmates from the Alcaçuz Penitentiary on Wednesday.

The inmates, believed to be . . .

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