A car is filmed playing "Imagine" by John Lennon during what residents are calling a real life "Purge" that has left ...
A car is filmed playing "Imagine" by John Lennon during what residents are calling a real life "Purge" that has left over 120 dead. It has been seen as an act of bravery, kindness, and optimism during a time of chaos that has leaved the state of Espirito Santo in Brazil in ruins. A resident told Political Outsource that is is unclear if the car made it through the night.
Read the breathtaking report that highlights the mayhem ensuing in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil. Since the outbreak on Sunday morning, over 120 people have been reported killed. However, Political Outsource estimates that the number is much higher, possible near 200. A resident inside of Espirito Santo told us that things are only getting worse as they enter the fifth day of lawless chaos.
"Police are refusing to go back to work," A man who asked to be unnamed told Political Outsource in a phone interview. "More people are dying, and they are still demanding money."
Police in Rio, Brazil have also gone on strike following the actions of their fellow officers in Espirito Santo. Rio state secretary said that they have seen a spike in crime, but nothing compared to the extreme amount of murders and pillaging happening in Espirito Santo.
Espirito Santo is a state in Brazil of about 3.8 million residents. The worst city experiencing this mayhem is Vitoria, holding a population of about 211,000 people, making the murder rate eerily high. The murder rate has skyrockted over 5000% since the police have gone on strike, as in the month of January had just four murders. Over 3,000 people have been injured, and with hospitals and public transportation suspended, it's a scary reality Brazilian residents are now facing as their state begins to spiral out of control.