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Brazil: Rapper assaulted by Police Peacemaker Unit

MC Fiell, who recently launched a booklet about police approach at ‘favela‘ (slum) Santa Marta, was the target of a violent assault by members of the Police Peacemaker Unit (UPP). In his blog [pt], he describes the event and claims having been beaten when he tried to dialogue besides being threatened with arrest for ‘contempt of authority’. The twitosphere immediately showed great sense of  solidarity [pt] in support of the rapper and asked for clarification.

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