(Video) Police Use Helicopter Induced Sandstorm To Remove Beach Goers

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Helicopter Induced Sandstorm

Police Use Helicopter Induced Sandstorm To Remove Beach Goers

As more an more countries begin to see their Covid-19 numbers soar they are becoming more serious in enforcing social distancing.  We shared a sad story last week about police officers in India beating people caught on the street. While I get the seriousness of this outbreak and enforcing the rules I think that was taking it too far.  After seeing that story I thought we should share a more ingenious solution that the Brazilian police came up with to empty the beaches.  In Brazil the police use a helicopter induced sandstorm to remove beach goers, kind of genius!


According to Daily Mail the Brazilian police wanted to empty Galheta beach in the city of Florianopolis and came up with a way to do it quickly.  They flew their helicopter along the beach and hovered over any beach goers.  This whipped up sand in a flurry creating a mini sandstorm that forced them to evacuate.

Most of the people got the hint and left for good although some returned later.  On the next pass through the police landed near by and told the remaining people to leave.  They said the will continue flying over the beach for the next several days.

What do you guys think?  Too far or was this a genius way to get people to shelter in place?

Mark Ostermann
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  1. Mixed feelings about this one… These are mostly groups of 2, away from others, not really creating a public health hazard.

    • But the beach is closed what gives them the right to disregard the law? Are they more special then other law-abiding citizens that also would like to use the beach? If they don’t enforce it people will notice and before long people will violate the rules overcrowding the beach.

    • I see your point docntx. Hard for me to judge either way since I am not sure exactly what the rules in place were. Maybe they are not allowing people out in public outside of to get food etc.

  2. That’s great!! It’s best way I seen to really give stupid selfish people who think they are better then everyone else and they can break all of the rules. The sand storm wrecks their day makes them very uncomfortable so they understand they should follow the rules, not trespass and get off the beach. It also keeps the cops safe as they don’t have to make contact with the infected tourist. Those people should be grateful for the fly overs they got off without a fine or jail time. If you dont take drastic actions to enforce the law many will not respect a d disregard it for their own personal pleasure despite the safety of the masses.


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