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Garbage Crisis during Rio de Janeiro Carnival

Garbage Crisis during Rio de Janeiro Carnival
01/08
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Garbage men on strike stand still on a trash mountain, showing their will to fight for better wages.
Garbage Crisis during Rio de Janeiro Carnival
02/08
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A garbage man shows his sign to citizens waiting on Brazil´s Central Station, trying to win the sympathy of the common people, who depend on the garbagemen on a daily basis.
Garbage Crisis during Rio de Janeiro Carnival
03/08
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The police was much more careful with the garbagemen class, as they are also public workers just like them. There was no confrontation between the protesters and the police.
Garbage Crisis during Rio de Janeiro Carnival
04/08
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One of the garbagemen leaders speaks with his companions. The protesters broke up with their labor Union, and therefore are making an independent protest against the city hall and their former syndicate.
Garbage Crisis during Rio de Janeiro Carnival
05/08
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Garbagemen reach city hall to try to negotiate with the authorities.
Garbage Crisis during Rio de Janeiro Carnival
06/08
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A garbageman poses for a portrait with a clown nose, representing how he feels towards the treatment he and his colleagues are getting from the authorities.
Garbage Crisis during Rio de Janeiro Carnival
07/08
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Some representatives of the independent garbageman were able to go inside the city hall to negotiate. Unfortunately for the prefecture, the workers rejected the offer, making Rio de Janeiro, at least until Wednesday, a city with no garbagemen.
Garbage Crisis during Rio de Janeiro Carnival
08/08
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Instead of sleeping on wood sheets, used to make repairs on the allegorical float, workers decided to sleep on the trash that was not collected.
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The garbagemen are continuing their strike for better wages, leaving as a protest a Rio de Janeiro flooded with trash from carnival, one of the busiest and dirtiest periods of the year. It´s been almost three days since they last worked.

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