Six police said they opened fire in a Rio slum skirmish after which a well-known dancer was found dead, police said Saturday as they probe the incident that caused mass demos.
One person was shot dead as violent protests erupted near Rio`s famed Copacabana beach after a dancer was killed allegedly by police, less than two months before the World Cup in Brazil.
Organisers had hoped for nearly 1.5 million people at the 16th annual parade in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach erupted in joy after the Brazilian city won the vote to host the 2016 Olympic Games, bringing the world’s biggest sporting event to South America for the first time.
Day in Pics: 1st September
Showbiz World - September 1, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai