Brazil prison uprising: At least 33 Roraima inmates killed in second riot in days

At least 33 inmates have been killed in an uprising in a Brazilian prison in the northernmost region of Roraima, according to local government.

The riot at the Monte Cristo Agricultural Penitentiary in Boa Vista, which broke out at dawn, was reportedly a reaction to the prison uprising and death of around 60 people in the Amazon jungle’s Manaus prison on Sunday night.

The government has been quick to blame the Roraima riot, according to daily newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, on northern rebel group the FDN (​Familia do Norte).


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