Dozens arrested after attack on police in Rio
19 January 2015, 08:34
Rio de Janeiro - Security forces in an exclusive area of Rio de Janeiro arrest 48 people on Sunday after an attack on a police patrol.
The arrests occurred after the attackers, most of them minors, threw stones at a police vehicle in the Leblon section of the Brazilian city, the news portal G1 said, quoting police. Earlier in the day they went on a rampage in a bus.
The 48 people who were arrested were suspected of taking part in raids in recent days along the beaches of the metropolis. Youths repeatedly have stormed sections of the beach and robbed sunbathers.
Police have increased their patrols and set up checkpoints at entrances to the beaches, which were crowded over the weekend as water temperatures went above 40°C.