Rio De Janeiro Riots Turn Deadly as Protests Erupt Over Killing of Professional TV Dancer in City Slum


Maria Tadeo
The Independent
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.

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