Monday, March 23, 2009

Gang Violence in Rio

Walking through the streets of Rio we explored a little bit of Rocinha and then on our way back home stumbled onto a scene of a recent shootout involving the police and members of a local gang in Copacabana. From what I could gather there were three people with guns and drugs in a van that was ambushed by the police. Two got away, although injured, and the one was taken away by the police. It was a little surreal, but I will let the pictures do the talking.

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