In June 2013, at a time when Brazil was shaken by mass protests against government spending, a homeless young man called Rafael Braga Vieira was arrested in Rio de Janerio for carrying two bottles of cleaning products.
Among several other arrests that occurred during this period, Braga’s was one of the most shocking and unjust.
First of all, Braga was not even participating in the demonstrations at the time of his arrest. He was just unlucky enough to be carrying a bottle of Pinho Sol – a common cleaning product – and a bottle of bleach near a large demonstration.
Full article at Al Jazeera’s website. Date of publication 12/05/2017