WATCH: Protesters clash with police as Brazilian lawmakers free three colleagues from prison

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November 18, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters in Rio de Janeiro on Friday after the state legislature voted to release three of their Brazilian colleagues from prison after a federal court arrested them on charges of corruption.

Rio de Janeiro legislators have approved a measure releasing three of their Brazilian colleagues from prison after a federal court arrested them on charges of corruption, criminal organization, money laundering and tax evasion, TeleSUR reported.

The individuals in question belong to the governing party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement led by Interim President Michel Temer.

The individuals are Paulo Melo, Edson Albertassi and the President of Rio de Janeiro’s Legislative Assembly Jorge Picciani — also governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, and father of current Transport Minister Leonardo Picciani.

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