Appalled protesters demand justice for 25 lives lost in police operation in Rio de Janeiro

"That was not an intelligence operation. It was a complete massacre that is part of the genocide that is ongoing in our country and mainly in our state," said Giovanna Almeida, a 22-year-old student who joined the protesters.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Demonstrators from the favela of Jacarezinho gathered this Friday in front of the Civil Police facilities in Rio de Janeiro to demand justice for the 25 lives lost the day before in a violent police operation against the criminal gang that dominates this depressed favela in Rio de Janeiro.

The uniformed officers' action took place even though such actions are restricted in Rio de Janeiro and were the deadliest in the . . .

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