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Jair Bolsonaro faces first general strike of his presidency

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Protesters in São Paulo. Photo: Jorge Ferreira/@midianinja

The first general strike of the Jair Bolsonaro presidency took place on Friday, with several trade unions promising walkouts across the country. The principal demand of the protest is to challenge the government’s proposed pension reform, but other political agendas were also on the lips of demonstrators, namely the compromising leaked conversations between Justice Minister Sergio Moro and Operation Car Wash prosecutors.

Cites affected by the strike

In São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, metro workers went on strike, affecting the city’s three main subway lines. However, by morning rush hour,...

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