The protests in Brazil are making headlines for quite some time now. In a recent bout of protests, during the papal visit, the protests took a violent turn. Supporters of Brazil’s protest movement and the police in Rio de Janeiro blame each other for the violence.
However an examination of video recorded by witnesses, protesters and the police did appear to show undercover officers inciting violence and getting away with it.
The video shows a man near the front line between the two sides lighting and then hurling a Molotov cocktail, which exploded with a loud bang near officers in riot gear, apparently to give the authorities an excuse to break up the demonstration by force.
But the same incident share by another viewer and angle, shows the bomb thrower pictured in the police video, wearing a T-shirt with a bulky design on the front, was identical to a man caught on video later, retreating behind police lines and pulling off his T-shirt, alongside a second man also suspected of being an undercover officer.
Here’s the video:
It’s amazing to see the two men passing unobstructed through a crowd of uniformed officers.
When they were eventually stopped by the police, they were let go after giving a quick explanation!
The fact leaves little doubt that the two men do seem to be treated by the uniformed officers much more like colleagues than protesters!