Rio Asks For Federal Troops To Help With Carnival Policing

www.oann.com | 2/27/2017 | Staff
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The city of Rio de Janeiro has requested backup from federal troops to enforce security during Brazil’s Carnival festivities in February as it seeks to shield tourists and locals from rising crime.

Over 6 million people, including roughly 1.5 million foreign visitors, are expected to take to the streets of Rio for the annual Carnival celebrations in the second week of February.

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