In the central square of Morro da Providência, the oldest favela in Brazil, stands the sculpture titled Winners. A military policeman, a politician, and a demolition machine stand on a pedestal in order to be honored as "winners". As decided by politicians and guarded by the military police the demolition of 580 houses was carried out forcefully against the will and opposition of the people living there. Three pairs of legs project under the pedestal. They represent the many inhabitants who were killed during the action.
The sculpture was installed under the suspicious eyes of the military police together with one of the favela inhabitants.
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