Po­lice clear road­blocks as truck­ers’ strike bites

Marlborough Express - - FRONT PAGE -

About half of the road­blocks through­out the coun­try had been cleared by the af­ter­noon, as truck­ers who en­coun­tered po­lice com­plied to move, said a Rio po­lice spokesman Jose He­lio.

How­ever, many truck­ers still re­fused to re­turn to work. Some re­mained in their 18-wheel­ers along the high­ways, while others moved their ve­hi­cles to rest areas.

The im­pact was be­ing felt all over. ‘‘There’s no food, no fuel,’’ said Joao Roberto, an Uber driver in Rio de Janeiro who was parked at an empty gas sta­tion. –AP

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