The Brazilian government has officially authorized sending 1,200 troops to the Rio Grande do Norte capital, Natal, in an attempt to stop gang uprisings that have continued now for three days. Urban unrest exploded when the government decided to jam cellular coverage in a local prison.
Excerpt From RT:
So far 52 arrests have been made of people suspected of involvement in the attacks. According to Portalnoar, a total of 53 cases of debauchery and destruction of property were reported by Sunday night. Government and other buildings also sustained heavy gunfire. Unrest was experienced in 20 municipalities, according to the Secretariat of Security.The situation was only beginning to show signs of calming down on Monday, authorities told Brazilian media. But people were tweeting worrying images amid confusion surrounding the hashtag #PrayForNatal, because so few people knew what was going on.