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Opinion, by Robert Muggah and Ilona Szabo de Carvalho*

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro is facing a new crisis. The social protests that started in June and July 2013 are taking a sinister turn. For the most part peaceful and progressive, a handful of demonstrators are resorting to increasingly violent tactics. The military police were also filmed using excessive force  against protesters and journalists.

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