Brazil provides combat-style protection on Rio beaches

About 300 fully armed police weave their way around umbrellas during after recent wave of crime.

    As the carnival in Rio enters its final day, the same Special Forces Unit that normally fights drug trafficking gangs is stationed at the beaches in full combat gear.

    About 300 police on motorbikes and on foot, carrying pistols and stun guns, weave their way around the umbrellas. The deployment comes after a recent wave of crime targeted tourists and locals alike.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Rio de Janeiro.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.