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Strikes, Protests Mark the Beginning of the World Cup

•, by Derrick Broze
On Monday Brazilian police fired tear gas at around 100 striking subway workers before the five day strike was finally suspended in the evening. The strikes have caused panic over whether tourists will be able to successfully navigate the city and attend the games. Union officials said the decision to resume the strike would depend on whether 42 striking workers who were fired are rehired. The Brazilian government has spent nearly $1 billion on security, and will deploy 57,000 troops and 100,000 police officers to stifle protests and further strikes.

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