Havoc Follows Flamengo’s Libertadores Cup Victory Parade in Downtown Rio

Flamengo's victory parade celebrating its second-ever Libertadores Cup win, culminated in turmoil. The State Police used tear gas to disperse unruly crowds, after the open-top sound truck carrying the team entered a narrow side street.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The turmoil began around 4:15 PM as the bandwagon entered Santana Street and the sound was turned off. According to reports, some fans tried to break through the barrier surrounding the players, and the crowd started running. Many children were caught in the middle of the turmoil.

For approximately 30 minutes, fans and police officers clashed in the middle of President Vargas Avenue, the main parade route. Police officers and security forces even pointed guns at fans who were still on the avenue.

According to the Sate Police (PM), 1,300 police officers were involved . . .

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