Police strike

A police officer was hit in the face with a rubber bullet fired by an army soldier during protests. Hundreds of police officers are striking for higher wages, unleashing a rash of looting and a spike in the murder rate in their absence, in Salvador, Bahia, just two weeks ahead of Carnaval celebrations that are expected to attract thousands of visitors from around the world. REUTERS / Lunae Parracho

Brazilian Army armored vehicle patrols during a police strike that triggered a wave of violence in Salvador, northeast Brazil
on February, 2012. REUTERS / Lunae Parracho


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Police strike triggers crime wave