SAO PAULO – Children are returning to school and most public transport is operating again in a Brazilian state that was paralyzed by a protest that prevented military police from patrolling.
The Espirito Santo state government said in a statement that public schools that closed last week reopened Monday. Public transport in the capital, Vitoria, was operating nearly a full schedule, and health centers are reopening.
Relatives and friends of military police have protested outside barracks for 10 days, preventing vehicles and often officers themselves from leaving. That security vacuum led to a crime wave and forced the state to call in federal troops. Over the weekend, military police also began returning to work.