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Man trying to escape raid at super-spreader party was impaled by a spear
Pedro Vilela A man in Brazil was trapped by a metal spear through his arm as he tried to escape a military police crackdown on a large party at a country house where 300 people had gathered in violation of COVID-19 restriction mandates. about two farm parties underway in Tocantins’ capital, Palmas, one attended by 300 people and another at least 1,200, according to Brazilian newspaper Globo. When police raided one of the areas, a reveler rushed to the steel gates of the farmhouse. , and – in an apparent effort to escape arrest – tried to cross it. Instead, he ended up impaling himself after one of the door’s top bars slid through his arm. Photos of the man in question show him shirtless, hanging over the door. with the spear coming out of his arm. Firefighters who arrived at the scene worked together to saw off the door rod, and the man was escorted to hospital to have it surgically removed. -hit COVID-19 epicenters around the world. Even as an aggressive new Brazilian variant ravages Latin America, an alarming number of babies in the country are dying after contracting the virus, and patients are tied up and ventilated without sedatives in hospitals crowded — Local media continue to report massive events across the country on an almost daily basis. Brazilian soccer star Gabriel Barbosa was arrested last month after being arrested during an illegal luxury casino event in Sao Paulo with 200 attendees. A few weeks later, a pool party of 300 people was interrupted by the police in Taquara, Jacarepaguá. Police were called to two crowded nightclubs where hundreds more had gathered in violation of pandemic measures on Sunday. The owner and host of Saturday’s event in Palmas were arrested and charged “for non-compliance with a decree on the prevention of COVID. 19 ”, according to Globo. Photos from the event show rows of dozens of young people sitting poolside on the floor, food and drink bottles strewn about and police hovering over them. Some revelers seem to shield their faces from the camera shot. None wears masks. Comments on Globo’s original report first detailing the impaling incident offered colorful tidbits of the public’s reaction to the relentless super-broadcast evenings of Brazil and the people there. attend. “Well done,” wrote a Portuguese commentator. social security number and cut all types of benefits for 5 years, ”another reader suggested, referring to the man who was injured. “Punish him with 30 days of hospital cleaning services and cut 30 days of pay. The salary withheld must be donated to a charity. I think that would solve things a bit. “They are playing with their lives and the lives of those close to them,” a third person remarked. “So they should face the consequences.” For more, check out The Daily Beast. Get our best articles delivered to your inbox every day. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.