Rio De Janeiro is in unrest. The untimely death of Jean Silva – a jiu jitsu instructor in a social project has everyone on their feet. According to several reports protesters are gathering:
Protests erupting in Rio after police killed a well-known jiu-jitsu professor who was innocent bystander, @vozdacomunidade reports
Beyond the human tragedy, this is why "mano dura" policies don't function over time. Police cannot work effectively without community trust https://t.co/iVtHcnax5p
— Brian Winter (@BrazilBrian) May 14, 2019
Brazilian media A Voc de Comunidades released video of the police firing at, mostly unarmed civilians during a raid of the Alemao.
Jean was a brown belt at the time of his tragic passing.
His students have commemorated the tragic event by placing a kimono on the floor at the location of his passing:
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