Brazil’s state governors denounce the group in the video as Nazis

Brazilian authorities will investigate video of crowd doing apparent Nazi salute, official says

Brazilian authorities will investigate video of crowd doing apparent Nazi salute, official says

BRASILIA, Brazil — A video of a bizarre-looking crowd seemingly doing Nazi salutes in front of a building in the Brazilian capital is being investigated by authorities, according to the ministry of justice.

The video, which purports to show uniformed militiamen carrying out a salute, was posted on Facebook Saturday by a website called Inocência Civil. The video has been viewed more than 30,000 times as of Wednesday, according to the ministry’s website.

The ministry said police will analyze the video and determine what type of security measures would be necessary at the building, located at Av. da Tijuca and Av. Dr. Manoel Trovoada, according to the ministry’s website.

A Facebook representative said Tuesday that the social network had removed the video. The site said the video was posted without “due legal process,” but the ministry said there were no legal issues.

“The video was not produced legally, neither was the site where the video was published,” the ministry said. “Although there is no dispute about the facts presented in the video, the site did not have the necessary licenses, and the video did not fall within its guidelines.”

The ministry said it had contacted the city of Porto Alegre, where the purported salute took place, to investigate the matter further. The same investigation is being carried out in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil’s state governors have taken to social media denouncing the group in the video as Nazis.

“This group must be stopped, and the perpetrators investigated,” said Rio Gov. Sergio Cabral, who is also the president of the country’s state Congress.

“Those who do not like the idea of the military and Nazi symbols in our country cannot be allowed to parade with those symbols,” he said. “It is time to stop the harassment of Brazil’s culture and our history, or we will never change.”

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