26 Jan 2012
A bad thing:
Violent clashes between police and slum residents in Brazil have entered a second day on Monday, after around 2,000 officers stormed a community near the country’s economic capital, São Paulo, to evict around 6,000 residents. The operation to clear the Pinheirinho shanty town began at around 6am on Sunday morning. Without warning, black-clad troops swept into the area carrying metal shields and pump-action shotguns. Skirmishes broke out and vehicles were set alight.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/23/brazilian-police-clash-slum-residents