After reportedly not being paid for their work for several months, around 100 police officers protested the Brazilian government at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport on Monday.
They chanted and covered the floor with dummies, complete with taped-on photographs of officers killed in action. They held up signs reading “Welcome to Hell” and “Pay to enter and pray to get out.”
And amid a particularly violent and economically unsound period in the nation’s history, they — the police — also claimed they wouldn’t be able to adequately protect visitors when the 2016 Olympics kick off on Aug. 5.
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