LIVE: Workers gather to protest outside Rio de Janeiro’s state assembly, on the day of a general strike

LIVE: Workers gather to protest outside Rio de Janeiro’s state assembly, on the day of a general strike
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Anti-austerity protesters clash with police, block roads, start fires in Rio (WATCH LIVE)

Clashes have broken out between protesting workers and police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Workers are against freezes on public spending and changes to pensions and job protection.

Protesters have erected barricades across the roads and are burning office furniture and tyres.

The rally participants have also thrown projectiles at riot police.