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)

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RT 10 Apr 2020 14:25 CEST

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