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Police Strike in Espirito Santo Brazil Turns into The Purge

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Police Strike in Espirito Santo Brazil Turns into the Purge. The growing violence in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo’s Police strike has 100 people dead. Chaos are still set to continue. While this incident is happening people are starting to loot from establishment.

Police Strike in Espirito Santo Brazil Turns into The Purge

Sad to say, there are rape incidents, vandalism and assaults have arise in the coastal state north of Rio during this police strike. It has been now on its 6th day. This happening is very similar to the hit movie of 2013, The Purge, an all criminal activity that involves murder. Also, there is a 17 year old that has been shot and killed near a hospital in Espirito Santo.

Police Strike in Espirito Santo Brazil Turns into The Purge

Police Strike in Espirito Santo Brazil Turns into The PurgeLike the movie, anarchy has been completely in control across the street. There were reports of gangs who are committing random violence acts to the public with walkouts around of 1,800. There are also state police who are usually patrolling the state.

Furthermore, it is still unknown of how many people have been already killed during violence. The spokesperson who represents the union police have told Reuters that the state have 6 times average homicide daily compared to last year’s total.

Police Strike in Espirito Santo Brazil Turns into The Purge

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In the state capital of Vitoria and its suburbs is where the most of the violence has been happening. There are more than two million who live in the state capital. Also, local TV news has reported that more than 200 cars were stolen in Vitoria state in just a span of 1 day. Total of 10 times the daily average of stolen cars.

While anarchy has totally broken out, there are more than 1,200 army soldiers and federal police are assigned to help control the riot. Police are also demanding to get their salaries doubled. In addition, police salaries have not been raise in four years.

The state’s human  right secretariat, Julio Pompeu helps the government on negotiating with the police. He said that they’re going to resolve the offer and see what they can do about it. However, officials still needed more troops and members of elite federal police to help the law and order.

Andre Garcia, the state security chief said on his Facebook page that the police chief has been replaced and the new commander was already tasked with restoring the order and discipline of the state.

Police Strike in Espirito Santo Brazil Turns into The Purge: Establishments and Schools

Businesses have already lost 23million since the walk out of the police. Some stores didn’t even open, and other were mobbed by people who needs to stock up food.  What’s sad about this happening is that schools, parks, public hospitals are closed. Also, media has been blacked out about the happenings in Brazil.

Like many states, Espirito Santo has the worst recession on record, they have struggled to ensure even the basic health, education and the security services.

Police Strike in Espirito Santo Brazil Turns into The Purge: Final Thoughts

Even though this purge like happenings in Brazil are in media blacked out. There are still news update that can be found on the internet. We all hope that everything will be fine, and people of Brazil specially the area of Espirito Santo will have peace.

 

 

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