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Complexo do Alemão Favela Protests After Ten-Year Old Killed

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents of Complexo do Alemão made a protest calling for peace and justice in the community after ten year-old Eduardo de Jesus was hit by a stray bullet last Thursday (April 2nd) on his doorstep and passed away. While the police have been accused of excessive use of violence in the community, governor Luiz Fernando Pezão confirmed yesterday, April 5th, that the area will be reoccupied by the state's military police force.

Eduardo de Jesus was the sixth shooting victim in Complexo do Alemão, since just . . .

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