Police clear roadblocks as truckers’ strike bites
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