In Brazil, police are outraged when a black man was killed by a gas grenade in an SUV. Video footage of Brazilian police officers poisoning a mentally ill black man behind a police car has caused outrage across the country.
Central Highway Police arrested 38-year-old Genevaldo de Jesus Santos in Umbaba on Wednesday 25 May.
Video footage of the incident shows two officers wearing a helmet and locking the car’s locks to their feet and shouting as the vehicle releases gas.
“They’re going to kill the baby,” Santosh heard a stranger say while moving her legs. Currently, consumers are widely sharing a clip demanding justice for Santos on social media. Please watch the video below: (Video is in graphic format. Viewers Adapted.)
The post mortem examination on Thursday confirmed that Santosh breathed down. George Floyd died in Minneapolis two years after being assassinated by a white police officer.
According to his family, Santos suffers from schizophrenia, which is why he takes medication. Witnessing the incident, Santos’s son-in-law Alison de Jesus said he had warned police that the man was unwell before he was described as a cannibal. “This is a torture session,” he told local reporters.
The death of Santos has now led to protests in Umbaba where dozens of people have taken to the streets, blocked roads, burned tires and marched against police brutality.
Renato Sosa, a black activist and politician from Rio de Janeiro, wrote on Twitter that “the police turned the car into a gas chamber and hanged a mentally ill person.” “There is no word in your face for such inhuman acts. Brazil is the end camp for the world!”
A police report has been released
Sergei State Federal Highway Police said in a statement that officers used “maneuverable” and “small attack-capable equipment” following the Santos attack. It is said that Santosh was admitted to hospital on the way to the police station.
Family members said Santosh had died on arrival at the hospital. Santos died a day after 26 people were killed in a police attack on Villa Cruziro Favela in Rio de Janeiro, making it the city’s second-worst police operation.
Police are rarely identified in such cases, but officials in the videos have been widely called for an investigation.