reported yesterday on the violent crackdown by police on nationwide protests currently ongoing in Brazil.
For a couple of weeks now, Brazilians have been out in the streets protesting social, economic and political problems in the country.
Michel de Souza
is based locally in Rio de Janeiro and has made his own unique report of the protests.
reflect his video footage, artistically combined with his still photography, and give very moving impressions of both the spirit of the protesters and the actions of police officers.
De Souza said in the description of his video, "During the protests this week in Rio I made a video record of my photos. The video scenes were taken just moments before each photograph was taken."
"I think it also tells the story of something that seems to be marking our country, a story I confess that moved me to the end."
Photos, images and editing by Michel de Souza
Original music track "Changes" by Peter Curvello