More than 100 people have been killed in Brazil during a police strike
February 09, 2017 12:49 PM EST
A police strike in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo has gone on for six days. In the meantime, more than 100 people have been reported killed,
About 1,200 soldiers and federal police have been deployed, but anarchy continues to rule in the state, particularly the wealthy capital of Vitoria. The state normally has 1,800 police patrolling the Vitoria metropolitan area.
By the numbers:
With 101 homicides reported since Saturday, that's more than six times the state's average daily homicide rate
200 cars were stolen in a single day. The state average is 20 per day
Businesses have lost roughly $29 million since the police strike began
Here are some photos of the chaos resulting from the strike.
The base monthly pay for an officer in the area is roughly $848 per month. Striking officers seek to double their salaries, which have not been increased in four years.
This comes in the midst of Brazil's worst recession on record.
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