Copacabana beach on lockdown after night of violence

A Rio de Janeiro slum near the Copacabana beach has erupted in violence following the killing of a popular local figure, with residents starting fires and hurling home-made explosives and bottles in the city's main tourist zone.

ITV News Brazil correspondent Nick Ravenscroft reports:

According to news website G1, the man was mistaken as a drug dealer. The area is currently on lockdown by police.

Thousands of England fans are expected to travel to Rio in June and July, where the national team will be based during the 2014 World Cup.

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