Brazilian photojournalists beaten, robbed while reporting in "Crackland"

On Sunday, Jan. 15, drug users attacked photojournalists who were reporting in a central area of São Paulo, Brazil, known as "Crackland," reported the website Band News.

The Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo reported that Eduardo Anizelli, Daniel Kfouri and Maurício Lima were taking pictures for a photo essay when seven people surrounded them and started to threaten the journalists with knives, and then beat them. The assailants stole cameras, lens, and cell phones from the photographers before running away when a local resident appeared.

The photojournalists brought police to the scene of the crime in an attempt to recover their equipment but none of the aggressors could be found, according to Painel Notícias.