In the ’90s, the locals of Brazil were presented to a new type of assault: the “arrastoes. Groups of young people enjoying the sand crowded to attack bathers, carrying bags, chairs and objects during the stampede. On October 28, 1991, newspapers showed the phenomenon with the headline “Mice beach make trawler and exchange gunfire in Ipanema.” Research published on December 15 of that year indicated that, for Rio, the summer of 1992 would be the “summer of the arrastao”.
These types of assault are back to Rio de Janeiro with the arrival of the summer. See the videos at the following links, stunning pictures of arrastoes and robbings on the beach.
Video arrastao 1.
Fifteen people were detained until 7pm of Wednesday, the 20th of November, a holiday in Brazil. Over the weekend a few incidents also happened. Most of them for theft and almost all minors. Eight people were fined for attempted robbery, burglary and contempt of authority. The detainees were taken to the 14th Precinct (Leblon) and the Police Tourist Service (Deat). Police were also attacked by stones.