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    Motorcycle taxi drivers are protesting in wake of hit by mistake in Rio

    James Diego, 24, was buried at 10:30 on Irajá Cemetery.
    He and George Lucas, 17, were mistaken for criminais.

    The body of Thiago Guimaraes Dingo, 24, one of two young men who were killed on Thursday (29) in Pavuna, suburb of Rio, to be mistaken for criminals, was buried at 10:30 am Saturday (31). In the wake, in Irajá Cemetery, motorcycle taxi drivers held a protest against the military police. "Monkey is not gun, mototaxi driver is not a criminal," said one of the tracks.
    Accompanied by friends and family, co-James profession, they occupied the Bishop Felix Avenue during the act in the Rio suburb.
    PM confused hydraulic jack
    He and George Lucas, 17, were on a motorbike when a Military Police fired by confusing a hydraulic jack - used to change tires - one of them was holding, with a gun. The sergeant admitted the error. Both were affected by the same shot and also hit a wall, killing him instantly.
    In revolt climate, the 17 year old was buried on Friday (30). Friends and relatives charged justice and harassed military police in front of the chapel where the body was hidden in Inhaúma Cemetery. "Assassins," he shouted.Sergeant 'mocks', says father
    Nonconformist, the father of James, Gilberto said the sergeant "mocked" him. "I hope justice. It was a killer. I was talking to him, he was mocking. He has shot up. He was drugged," said Gilberto on the sergeant who shot against the son.
    Marcia Thiago's mother, said that is not receiving state assistance, and that he hopes the government does not do something for her, but the daughter, who is pregnant.
    "They have an obligation to do something for my daughter. My son was counting the days [to the baby's birth]. The police who shot are having treatment with a psychologist. What about me? What about my husband's heart? And my daughter who is pregnant? "asked the mother.
    "The colonel said he was giving assistance to us. I want the state has the dignity to do something, not for myself, for my daughter who is pregnant. It is to comply, "he added.
    Daughter could be born in father's birthday
    According to Aunt mototaxi driver, Souvenir Machado, the wife of Thiago expecting a baby, who may be born on the same day father birthday, December 7.
    "He was going to be a father now in December, a girl, was his dream. He just spoke it. It is to be born in late November or early December. His birthday was December 7 and we want her to be born the same day the father. It may be that his spirit comes back to earth with his daughter, "said Souvenir.
    Relatives and friends was wearing a shirt that was prepared to honor the two victims. During the wake, motorcycle taxi drivers friends wore the helmet in honor of Thiago.
    "I'm afraid to go outside. If the phone rings and I pull the phone and take a shot in the head. They can not tell. And not only in the favela do not. It is cowardly," said the friend mototaxi driver Wagner lime.
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes was the boss of Thiago. According to him, the young man was very polite and liked by everyone.
    "He was a boy too behaved quiet, serene, very quiet, we never had complaints, worked for a year and a half with me, but I knew him a long time. We have a football project and it also made deliveries to the NGO" , has said.
    PM admits error
    In testimony at the police station, the sergeant admits the error at the time of approach. Witnesses said the motorcycle pillion holding a hydraulic jack. The police thought it was a gun and fired. The driver lost control of the direction and the bike hit a wall, killing the two occupants.
    The commander of Irajá battalion, Colonel Marcos Netto, admitted that the sergeant acted wrongly at the time of approach to young people. "I should not shoot at that moment since he was not sure that scenario. The orientation is to shoot only when a positive identification of what to do. When in doubt, do not shoot, "Netto said.
    In a statement, the military police reported that the families of the two victims were "solidarity and support" on the part of the 41st BPM command. The case will be investigated by the Homicide Division, which conducted the expertise on the spot where the two boys were killed.
    A bus line 372 (Pavuna-Ride) is stoned and burned on Avenida Automobile Club after the two deaths. Military police were able to extinguish the fire in the collective, which was emptied before being pillaged by about ten young people with their faces covered by T-shirts.
    In a statement, Bus Rio expressed "outrage" at the attack. According to a survey of the union, 19 buses were burned this year in the city. "With today's attack, about 70 thousand passengers potentially cease to be transported during the replenishment period. The accumulated loss with 19 attacks in 2015 already amounts to R $ 6.4 million," it said.
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