A new UN Human Rights watch report alleges that Brazilian authorities are carrying out large numbers of executions against the poorest communities in the country. This week a reported raid took place that is believed to have killed at least 28 people although there may be more fatalities.
According to the Associated Press, police stormed a Rio slum this week and killed more than 25 people. Police maintain that the executions were part of a raid on a notorious local drug organization although have yet to actually provide any proof that was the case.
Locals have expressed that police in the area simply cannot be trusted at this time. Protesters had gathered outside of the local precinct by Friday afternoon demanding that police stop killing people.