4 Rio drug traffickers shoot down police helicopter - man on fire
Rio drug traffickers shoot down police helicopter and you can still see the police coming amid the flames, rolling on the floor. Two policemen ended up dead in this action.
Rio has more than 1,000 shantytowns, most of which are controlled by one of three organised crime gangs. The violence was the worst in Rio de Janeiro for several years. Similar disturbances effectively closed down the city for several days in 2002 and 2007. More than 6000 people are killed every year in the state of Rio de Janeiro, 1000 of them by police.
(ps Police add the music on this video)