Truckers angry over fuel price hikes are striking for a fifth straight day in Brazil despite a deal reached with unions to suspend the stoppage.

Abcam union, which represents about 700,000 truckers says the truckers will
Abcam union, which represents about 700,000 truckers says the truckers will "continue the strike and the road blockades." (AFP)

Brazilian President Michel Temer ordered security forces on Friday to clear road blockades set up by truckers who pressed on with a strike that has left the vast country virtually paralysed.

The country's economic capital of Sao Paulo also declared a state of emergency, the auto industry shut down, gas stations ran out of fuel and flights were cancelled on the fifth day of the protest.

The truckers have attempted to put a stranglehold on movement of goods in Brazil to protest fuel price rises since five days of strikes. 

They have blocked roads in much of the vast country that has only limited rail service and where 60 percent of goods are transported by road.

Cars and public buses line up to fill up on fuel, due to the truck owners strike in protest against high diesel prices in Mage near Rio de Janeiro. The airport in Brazil's capital Brasilia cancelled flights on Friday as it ran out of fuel due to a five-day-old truckers' strike.
Cars and public buses line up to fill up on fuel, due to the truck owners strike in protest against high diesel prices in Mage near Rio de Janeiro. The airport in Brazil's capital Brasilia cancelled flights on Friday as it ran out of fuel due to a five-day-old truckers' strike. (Reuters)
Workers play domino at a shed of Rio de Janeiro's main supply center (CEASA) with low stock. The protest continued despite an agreement announced by the government with their representatives late Thursday to call a 15-day suspension.
Workers play domino at a shed of Rio de Janeiro's main supply center (CEASA) with low stock. The protest continued despite an agreement announced by the government with their representatives late Thursday to call a 15-day suspension. (Reuters)
A gas station without gasoline due to a truck owners' strike to protest against high diesel prices, is pictured in Rio de Janeiro. Long lines have formed at gas stations in major cities since Monday as drivers sought to fill up before supplies ran out.
A gas station without gasoline due to a truck owners' strike to protest against high diesel prices, is pictured in Rio de Janeiro. Long lines have formed at gas stations in major cities since Monday as drivers sought to fill up before supplies ran out. (Reuters)
General view of an empty street in front of the port of Santos, where trucks are prevented from accessing due to a trucks strike. The strikers are protesting increases in fuel prices – the result of a politically sensitive decision made in late 2016 to allow the state-run Petrobras oil giant autonomy over its pricing, as well as a rise in world prices in recent weeks.
General view of an empty street in front of the port of Santos, where trucks are prevented from accessing due to a trucks strike. The strikers are protesting increases in fuel prices – the result of a politically sensitive decision made in late 2016 to allow the state-run Petrobras oil giant autonomy over its pricing, as well as a rise in world prices in recent weeks. (Reuters)
Brazilian truck drivers blocked the BR-116 highway with their trucks during a strike in Curitiba. The banner reads:
Brazilian truck drivers blocked the BR-116 highway with their trucks during a strike in Curitiba. The banner reads: "Strike! Without truck, Brazil stop, We can not continue. Brazil will stop, total stoppage, Support us! (Reuters)
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