Talks to end Brazil police strike in Bahia break down
BBC News, 02/08/2012
Soldiers maintain their blockade of the Bahian state legislature building, where up to 300 striking police officers and their families are holed up, in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012. About one-third of Bahia's 30,000 police went on strike a week ago and murders in the capital's metropolitan area immediately spiked, reaching double normal rates before 2,000 troops were sent in Sunday to patrol the city in armored personnel carriers. The striking police officers are demanding pay raises and amnesty for what a judge ruled an illegal work stoppage. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Talks to end a week-long police strike over pay in the Brazilian state of Bahia have ended without agreement.
Some 300 officers remain holed up in the state legislature in the capital, Salvador, with the building surrounded by soldiers and federal police.
The strike has led to a spike in crime, with more than 100 murders in Salvador.