A new report on BBC talks about one of the first(maybe not first) World Cup related ills in Brazil. Police have used tear gas and smoke grenades to break up clashes between fans who were trying to buy tickets for the inaugural match in a stadium built for the 2014 World Cup. The football fans had queued overnight at a ticket office in the north-eastern state of Bahia, but fighting broke out as soon as it opened.
Salvador is known for its urban violence and is famous all over the world for the videos of fights and riots during Carnaval.
Apparently the city is so violent, that it was recently on the news that the Police of Bahia recommends on its website that citizens exercise how to get out of the trunk of a car, to use the knowledge in case of a possible kidnapping. “Train how to get out of a trunk, if trapped. In case of mechanical lock, train with a clip, wire or knife to lift the latch. ”
Besides being an apprentice of MacGyver, the citizen must, according to the police, adopt preventive manners. Following the recommendation made by the Public Security Agency (SSP) to take money with you to satisfy the thief, the new suggestion is to keep a cell phone in the trunk of your vehicle. “Even more careful people leave a mobile device permanently in the trunk to be used in the case of an event of this nature,” says the text.
These recommendations were published at the Bahia Noticias newspaper.