Residents of large Brazil slum demonstrate against violence
Apr. 04, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hundreds of people have marched through the narrow streets of one of Rio de Janeiro's largest complex of slums in a peaceful demonstration demanding an end to the recent violence.
During the four-hour demonstration at the Complexo Alemao on Saturday, protesters carried banners reading "less bullets - more love," and "we don't want any more deaths."
Community leaders told reporters that at least 500 people took part in the demonstration.
The march came one day after residents briefly clashed with police at the end of a rally held to protest the shooting death of a boy in the shantytown, allegedly at the hands of police.
Ten-year-old Eduardo de Jesus Ferreira was shot dead Thursday during a police operation against suspected drug traffickers.