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President Temer requests measures to clear federal and state highways occupied by truckers

The President of Brazil, Michel Temer, through the Attorney General's Office (AGU), filed a lawsuit in the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) to enable the clearing of national highways, blocked as a result of the truckers' strike. The request was made in the Action Against a Violation of a Constitutional Fundamental Right (ADPF) 519, that requires a precautionary measure to standardize the position of the Judiciary on the issue and determine actions to enable the release of traffic. The lawsuit was handed to Justice Alexandre de Moraes.

In the action, the AGU alleges violation of the fundamental rights of locomotion and property and abuse of the right to strike, in addition it calls for suspension of judicial decisions that prevent the clearing and reintegration of possession of federal and state highways. It also calls for the adoption of measures by the public security authorities (Federal Highway Police, State Military Police and National Public Security Force) to safeguard the surroundings of the occupied highways and to prevent obstruction or difficulty in the passage of vehicles. Lastly, it requires the imposition of a fine of 100000 reais (approximately 27000 USD) per hour for the entities involved in undue occupations and R$ 10000 reais (approximately 2700 USD) per day for each demonstrator for acts that lead to the occupation.

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