122 murders in Brazilian state of Ceara
Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, deployed military forces to maintain order.
A record number of 122 murders have been registered in the Brazilian state of Ceara after the police forces went on strike in that territory last Wednesday.
Local news media reported, under these circumstances, that the figure for homicides raised in comparison with a similar time last year, when 164 crimes of this kind were included in official reports. Currently, those felonies amount to 286. Similarly, the murder average increased to 30.5, an alarming number compared to the 8.4 in January.
The security crisis that the northern Brazilian state of Ceara experiences is a consequence of police protests demanding better salaries and social guarantees. Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, deployed military forces to maintain order.
However, violence has risen notably. Last Wednesday, senator Cid Gomes was shot in the chest as he tried to enter a police station in Sobral, 230 kilometers from the regional capital, Fortaleza. Gomes was discharged from the hospital after 4 days in intensive care.