BRASILIA Congressional police in riot gear used tear gas to drive back hundreds of members of police unions who tried to invade the Brazilian legislature on Tuesday to protest a pension reform bill that would cut back their benefits.
The demonstrators broke glass doors of the modernistic Congress building before being pushed back in a violent clash that highlighted the unpopularity of the pension reform President Michel Temer's government is proposing to balance Brazil's overdrawn public accounts.
(Reporting by Maria Carolina Marcello; Writing by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Chris Reese)
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Updated Date: Apr 19, 2017 01:15 AM