Puts fear 'federal forces’ against truckers

He said that "radical minority 'insists on stoppage, despite the government's agreement with truckers. according to ministry, trucks can not get in or shoulders.
25/05/2018 13h46 - Updated 25/05/2018 17h10
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President Michel Temer said on Friday (25), in a speech at the Presidential Palace, that triggered federal forces to unblock roads, occupied by truckers on strike.

Fearing chose to trigger federal forces after meeting with ministers for “safety assessment” no country, since the strike of truck drivers continued, despite the agreement signed between the government and representatives of the category on Thursday night (24).

According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Security, federal forces include Army, navy, aeronautics, National Security Force and Federal Highway Police (PRF).

The government said it has contacted governors, so that the military police are also used in the operation to unlock state highways.

Because of downtime, lacking food in supermarkets and fuel at gas stations. The public transportation in several cities was affected, industries ceased activities and flights began to be canceled for lack of fuel at airports.

Temer said he made the decision to avoid widespread shortages for the population.

“We will not allow the people run out of food staple. We will not allow hospitals run out of supplies to save lives. We will not allow children to be harmed by closing schools. As we will not allow producers to have their work most affected”, said Temer.

The government will issue a decree on the afternoon of Friday to authorize the firing of federal forces.

Despite the decree has not yet been published, the armed forces are already deployed, according to the government, but will expect the publication to start work.

Also according to the advice, roads must be fully released. Thereby, truckers protesters can not stand or on the shoulder. The military will be able to get in trucks, is for or case, to remove them from the road.

The trucks will be seized and the drivers, arrested.

The government said it has contacted governors, so that the military police are also used in the operation to unlock state highways.

According to the government, Unlock the priority is to ensure fuel supply in six airports and two thermoelectric. Between airports, they are Brasilia, Recife, Congonhas, Confins and Porto Alegre.


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