By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A police operation in Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela community, Rocinha, over the weekend resulted in the death of eight community residents, according to Rio’s Military Police.
According to the military police, agents from the Shock Battalion were surprised by armed individuals and ‘had to react’. “Earlier this morning (Saturday March 24th), military police from the BPChq police patrolled the community when gunmen shot at the teams,” read the statement issued on Saturday afternoon by PMERJ (Rio de Janeiro Military Police).
In social media however, residents say that . . .