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Brazilian First Responders: "You Will Not Be Safe in Rio"

by Darek Michael Wajda /
Demonstrators hold a banner reading "Olympics for whom?" next to a policeman during a protest against the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5, 2015TASSO MARCELO / AFP/Getty Images

Less than two months before the Olympics, Brazilian first responders made a statement intended for an international audience.

Upon arrival to the Rio de Janeiro — Galeão International Airport, police, firefighters, and other first responders held signs that read, "Welcome to Hell."

Soldiers of the Brazilian Army take positions at a checkpoint during a security operation at Mare Complex shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 1, 2015 (Photo credit YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP/Getty Images

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