Officials in Rio Destroy Over 50 Kiosks in Vila Kennedy Favela

Taking advantage of the presence of soldiers in the area, city officials take down stalls and receive widespread criticism.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tension remained high this past weekend in the favela community of Vila Kennedy, where on Friday city bulldozers demolished 52 stalls operated by local residents.

The community, located in the Zona Oeste (West Zone) of the city of Rio de Janeiro, is one of the first to see action from the country’s armed forces, after President Temer declared military intervention in the state’s security operations.

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