How Rio police use armoured vehicles to break up funk parties
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Born in the late 1980s, "funk carioca" serves as the soundtrack of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas and as an anthem for favela youth, most of whom are poor and black and face violence and discrimination. This musical genre, which is a blend of electro and hip-hop, is often played at the big street parties organised in the favelas. However, Brazilian police have been using armoured vehicles to break up these parties, claiming that they disturb public order. Our Observer documented this repression over the past year.
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