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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:18 PM

Nine People Trampled Death at Funk Party in So Paulo Favela


Reports and videos show that military police cornered crowd in alleys where trampling occurred
Dec.2.2019 1:06PM

Artur Rodrigues
Laíssa Barros
SÃO PAULO
A police operation at a funk party early Sunday morning ended with nine people trampled to death and seven others injured in the Paraisópolis favela in São Paulo.

The tragedy happened at an event with more than 5,000 people. Images and reports show that police cornered the crowd in narrow alleys — some stumbled and ended up dead. Young people said the operation was an "ambush".

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Anderson Figueiredo, 34, owner of a bar at the funk dance stream, said police arrived by throwing gas bombs and rubber bullets.

According to him, agents surrounded both sides of the streets and shot and beat anyone who approached. The crowd would then only be able to disperse through its less than two-meter-wide alleys, laden with stairs, causing many to stumble.ore than 5,000 people. Images and reports show that police cornered the crowd in narrow alleys — some stumbled and ended up dead. Young people said the operation was an "ambush".

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https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/saopaulo/2019/12/nine-people-trampled-death-at-funk-party-in-sao-paulo-favela.shtml

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