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Calm First Day of Police Strike in Rio: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first day of the police and firefighters’ strike in Rio passed in relative peace. Businesses and shops were open as usual, and the feeling on the streets in Rio’s popular tourist areas in the Zona Sul was one of calm.

Charlotte Linsay, an American student living in Ipanema, said yesterday, “ It seems very much ‘business as usual’ today. I haven’t seen the army on the streets . . .

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