Brazil: Police clash with shantytown in Rio de Janeiro

Posted on April 25, 2014 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime reported…Brazilian police have clashed with residents of a Rio de Janeiro shantytown that was hit by deadly protests on Tuesday. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse dozens of angry protesters from the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela. The protesters were returning from the burial of a man whose death – allegedly at the hands of police – triggered the earlier clashes. Read Article

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