Truck driver protest in Brazil continues into 9th day
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Truck driver protest in Brazil continues into 9th day

Truck drivers demanding lower fuel and toll prices continue blocking highways and roads in five Brazilian states and causing shortages of gasoline, food and other products.

The Federal Highway Police Department truckers are blocking highways in the agricultural rich states of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina as well as in the northeastern states of Ceará and Bahia.

The nine day-old protest has affected the delivery of meat, poultry and dairy products in parts of southern Brazil.

Images broadcast by the Globo TV network showed dairy producers, unable to get their products to market, dumping milk on highways.

The truckers continued their protest despite government assurances that fuel prices would not increase for at least six months and that toll prices would be lowered.

Associated Press