If a picture is worth a thousand, video footage must be worth infinity. The scenes coming out of Brazil this morning are horrific. Almost as if NARCOS or Grand Theft Auto had been reenacted. On Thursday police raided the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro. It was suspected the area was under control by the Red Command one of Brazil’s largest criminal organizations.
As a result of the raid, 25 people have been killed including one police officer. The other victims are all believed to be affiliated with the Red Command. Watch the videos and check out the gallery, but please view with caution. It was the largest gun battle Brazil has seen in a decade.
Chilling Scenes And Video From Rio de Janeiro
Videos: Guardian News & Reuters
Cover Photo: Daily Advent