April 23, 2014
— Ben James (@BenJourno) April 23, 2014
— Saulo Corona (@SauloCorona) April 23, 2014
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 23, 2014
Deadly protests broke out in a slum near Brazil’s Copacabana beach after police and protesters clashed over the death of a professional dancer on Tuesday night.
One person was reported dead in the shootout in the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela and a 12-year-old boy was injured in the protest, according to local media.
The slum was placed under lockdown as protesters set barricades of tyres and cars alight. Several streets were blocked as police struggled to contain the protest.