A Brazilian senator was shot and injured, Wednesday, February 19, as he was attempting to intervene in a strike by military police in the state of Ceara.
Senator Cid Gomes was hit in the chest and was taken to a nearby hospital, according to his brother, who said the bullets did not hit any vital organs.
Gomes was attempting to drive a mechanical digger through a barricade set up by police.
It was not immediately clear where the shots came from. (AP)