In the heart of Dom Pedro I: horror, murders and extreme-right nationalism of Brazilian presidential politics

The police officers pushed the man's legs into the vehicle as his body rattled. They forced the trunk door closure so that the smoke from the tear gas bomb did not escape. Genivaldo de Jesus Santos wrestled to survive, but after some minutes, his body stopped rattling. He was taken first to the local police station and then to the Forensic Medical Institute where his death was officially confirmed. The torture and killing of this poor black man were filmed by neighborhood residents in shock at police brutality. In the videos, broadcasted enormously on social networks, one hears the cries of requests for the police officers to release Santos, to open the car, to understand that he was a harmless and acquainted neighbor. (...)

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