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Brazil's Temer deplores violent protests, says to press ahead with reforms
April 28, 2017 / 10:34 PM / 7 months ago

Brazil's Temer deplores violent protests, says to press ahead with reforms

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s President Michel Temer deplored violent clashes in Rio de Janeiro during a national strike on Friday but said his government would press ahead with its agenda of reforms aimed at balancing the budget.

A demonstrator clashes with riot police during a protest against President Michel Temer's proposed reform of Brazil's social security system in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Temer criticized demonstrators who blocked roads and prevented workers from reaching their jobs during the one-day strike against his proposals to reform labour laws and pensions. “The work to modernize the country’s laws will continue,” Temer said in a statement.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Daniel Flynn

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