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?