Brazilian Border Town Residents Drive out Venezuelan Immigrants

BRASILIA — Angry residents of a Brazilian border town, Pacaraima, ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.
Police officers patrol a street in the working-class neighborhood of Caimbe on Boa Vista’s west side where most Venezuelan immigrants live, Roraima state, Brazil November 18, 2017.
The demonstrations forced hundreds of Venezuelans to flee back across the frontier on foot and residents set fire to the belongings they left behind and to tires to block the only road crossing between the two countries, video images released by the state of Roraima government showed.
The outburst of anger was sparked by the robbery and severe beating of a resident in his home on Friday night, Roraima

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