Brazilian First Responders: "You Will Not Be Safe in Rio"
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
By Darek Michael Wajda
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."
Seen at the airport in Rio today: First responders welcome toutists. A sign of what's to come during the Olympics? pic.twitter.com/mCOYB3deuo
Darek Michael Wajda is currently an editorial intern with NBC Latino. Darek has also worked at CNBC and MSNBC as well as NECN and Telemundo Boston. He is a student at Northeastern University majoring in international affairs and political science. Darek is of Cuban-Polish ancestry and is bilingual and bicultural.