Deaths of Teenagers Spark Protests in Rio de Janeiro State and City

Deaths and protests occurred in the cities of Magé and Niterói, and the capital's Tijuca neighborhood.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A protest over the death of Henrico de Jesus Viegas de Menezes Júnior, 19 years old, blocked the streets of Magé, a town in the Baixada (Lowlands) area outside Rio de Janeiiro, on Monday evening, August 12th.

He was shot by a stray bullet, at around 3 PM, during a confrontation between police and criminals in the Terra Nova Community, Lagoa District. The young man received medical attention but . . .

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