Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Student injured by shrapnel are entered in HUT #contraoaumento #massacreteresina

Originally posted by Portal AZ at http://bit.ly/xCJquE 

Updated at 2:06 a.m. 

Maia by Romulus 

The Military Police used force to clear the Avenida Frei Serafim, Teresina center once again blocked in protest against the increase in bus fare in Teresina. The repression of the movement happened in the late afternoon of Tuesday (10).

Rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas and light and sound bombs were used by troops from the PM to break the movement. More than 450 men were used in action against a group of less than 100 demonstrators.

First Major Adriano Lucena [image below] went to the students and gave the ultimatum. "I came not to negotiate or dialogue. It is to clear the road. So you are getting an order of a police authority which is supported by the law. You talk to each other. From the moment you do not clear the way, then you will be provided for disobeying a lawful order, "reported.

Sitting on the asphalt of the avenue and with lighted candles, the students decided to maintain the blockade of the avenue. In protest, sang the National Anthem and Anthem of the parts of Piauí. The group received support from people who were in the median of the street and in front of the supermarket Bompreço.

Minutes later, Colonel Márcio Santos, BOPE, went to the group. "You have five minutes. If you do not clear the police will use force, "he warned. The demonstrators resisted.

After the period, a formation of more than 50 MPs with batons in hand marched against the demonstrators.Almost all young people ran. Police and students exchanged shoves. After dispersing most of the group, stepped back and opened the training room for the riot.

Trained to actions of conflict, the men advanced in the shock column. Shields protect the formation. At the tips, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas.

Few people were left on the road. They were surrounded by police, suffocated with tear gas and pepper spray, beaten and then loaded into the car round the Citizen. Even though dominated, a woman and a young woman were dragged by the hair. All prisoners were sent to the Central Candid shots of Teresina.


After the second assault of the PM, the protesters dispersed throughout the area. Police raided shops and pensions to arrest students. Refugees in the supermarket Hyper Bompreço were also taken.

The Portal AZ recorded the moment a man who verbally protested against the PMs was detained by police five of Rone. "I am a worker. I'ma worker, "cried when loaded into a car.

Pavements discussed with some popular men in uniform. "If he is to lead, lead so do not hit my mouth," an officer ordered a soldier.

Press becomes the target

Journalists were also victims of police repression. The reporter Cicero Portela, Portal Day, was attacked by men - allegedly plainclothes police officers - on May 1st Street, near Avenue Frei Serafim. The journalist made images of men assaulting a protester when he had the memory card from the camera stolen.

Photographer Bruna Silva was also recorded when the failed police action. The journalist Igor Prado also reports that he was threatened with arrest by police when photographing the arrest of demonstrators.


The music professor William Robinson was among the protesters. He says he was sitting on the asphalt of Avenida Frei Serafim when the forward shock. Wounded in the arm and leg by shrapnel from a bomb moral effect, he reckons that the police used excessive force to suppress a peaceful protest. "They are citizens who were victims of the system to protect," said the Portal AZ.

Next to the teacher, the student Rafael bleeding. The young man was hit by a baton blow on the head. "I was standing. I did not think being just sitting on the track would suffer something like that. "

With two spots of blood on the shirt, Paulo Diogo, 19, waited in Central Candid shots of Teresina to talk to a delegate. The high school student was hit by two rubber bullets in the back and will do a forensic examination to prove the assault.

Two students were admitted to the Emergency Hospital in Teresina. Both with shrapnel wounds from bombs dropped by the police. One, identified only as Hudson, had a bleeding in the eye region. The other, Fragne Morais was injured in the leg and arm.


The Military Police will not disclose information about the prisoners during the demonstration. Candid shots in Central, led by the civil police, lawyers and police only have access to detainees.

The Portal AZ got the confirmation that at least 16 people were arrested (among them three minors).

Some protesters were arrested with their phones in their pockets. Thus, they managed to get in touch with friends and family.

The mother of one of the smallest was outraged.Conception Jaciara called the number of the child and a stranger answered. The voice on the other side of the line said the teenager had been arrested. "They said he was arrested and injured," he says.

Reporting that the child was under age and not allow attacks against him, Jaciara heard: "Clout given can not come, come get your child that he's all broken." Minutes later the young mother called reassuring. "They did psychological pressure. This is an abuse, "he protested.

Attorney Lucius Thaddeus, the Human Rights Commission of OAB-PI, follows police procedure throughout the Central flagrant. The General Counsel of the Forum in Defense of Public Transportation Teresina also works to defend the arrested protesters. No representative of the State Prosecutor's Office attended the scene.


In a ruling granting bail, the officer Osvaldo Lemos, physician at the Center flagrant conditions the release of 10 prisoners to the payment of minimum wages (U.S. $ 6.022.00) per person. The value, says the document, it was stipulated by the delegate general of the Civil Police of Piaui, James War.

"The inspector general can not do that. Only a judge can stipulate the amount of bail, "said the lawyer Adoniara Azevedo. A group of volunteer lawyers prepare a Habeas Corpus to be referred to the Judiciary.

"We've identified who the judge is on duty and will be brought into the HC. But to do that, we have to expect that all demonstrators are fined, which has not happened yet, "said the lawyer.

During the demonstrations yesterday (10), seven students were arrested. The bail was R $ 414 per person.

Buses vandalized

Teresina was already night when a bus was vandalized in Maranhão Avenue, distant about two miles from the scene of clashes. Witnesses said a group of 10 hooded people hurled stones at the windows of the bus.

After the action, the group quickly dispersed in different directions and was not found by the Military Police.Officials of the Association of Urban Transport Companies in Teresina (Setut) collected the bus quickly.


Meeting within the Union of Municipal Servants Teresina (Sindserm), representatives of the Forum in Defense of Public Transportation Teresina assessed the seventh day of demonstrations against the increase in bus fare when they realized they were being watched.

"Uncharacterized Two cars were parked in front of the union," says the student Leonardo Alencar. "When we went out and started shooting and shooting, they left." The signs of the passenger cars are of Piauí (NHY 2441) and Pernambuco (NIN 7248).

The entity was not in Frei Serafim avenue at the moment of confrontation with the military police.


The military police gathered more than 450 men to prevent blocking of streets and avenues on Tuesday (10), on the very day that a smaller amount of people gathered in the act against the increase of the passage.

In six previous demonstrations, the ban on public roads began early and lasted until the evening. Buses were stoned and one was torched during the protests. There was a confrontation with police on Tuesday (03) and Thursday (05).

Today, a small group met in the median of the Frei Serafim Avenue late in the afternoon. Around 17.40 the protesters decided to shut down the center path / East Avenue. Soon after the PM took training. The confrontation occurred minutes later.


The reduction of the tariff charged at the public transport system of capital (adjusted from $ 1.90 to $ 2.10 on 02/01) is just one of the agendas of the protesters are there seven days on the streets of Teresina.

There are groups that claim up to 13 points, ranging from simple questions, such as curtains and air-conditioning to the collective agendas controversial and complex, like the tender to select companies that will operate the system and the social tariff on holidays and weekends .

Students also fought and entities organized by the gratuitousness of the second pass in the integration of lines. This is the only point where there was a breakthrough. Speaking on TV, the mayor Elmano Férrer the second shipment will not be tariffed in a period of up to six months.

Without dialogue

City and protesters so far not dialogued. Teresina is heading towards the eighth day of street protests and neither party willing to give shows. The mayor has warned Elmano Férrer in decisions that will not shrink.Students plan and entities organized demonstrations each day.

A new act has been scheduled for 09am on Wednesday (11) in Fripisa Square, center of Teresina.

Following video shows what happened on Avenida Frei Serafim

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