Brazil unrests

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    Thousands protest in Brazilian cities
    AP | Jun 18, 2013, 05.53 AM IST

    SAO PAULO: Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities on Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month.

    Authorities had hoped to avoid the sort of bloody confrontations that shocked Sao Paulo last week and the outpourings of dissent were mainly peaceful. But small bands of protesters broke glass trying to get into the main congressional building in Brasilia, and some demonstrators clashed with police in Rio de Janeiro.

    The unrest initially was set off last week by anger over a 10-cent hike in public transport fares, but protesters have moved beyond that issue to tap into widespread frustration in Brazil over a heavy tax burden, politicians widely viewed as corrupt and woeful public education, health and transport systems.

    Police commanders had said publicly that they would try to avoid violence on Monday, but warned they could resort to force if protesters destroyed property.

    Officers in Rio fired tear gas and rubber bullets when a group of protesters invaded the state legislative assembly and threw rocks and flares at police. Police in the capital of Brasilia, however, did not use force when about 200 demonstrators broke from a crowd of 3,000 and climbed up to the roof of the Congress building after shattering glass walls trying to get inside.

    Tens of thousands of people turned out for a peaceful protest in Sao Paulo, where riot police had charged into another calm crowd on Thursday firing rubber bullets and tear gas and beating some demonstrators. Some protesters turned out in clown costumes complete with red rubber noses. Samba percussion circles, including one led by a drag queen with a blond wig and oversized dollar-sign earrings, pounded out competing rhythms.

    Most of the thousands who protested in Rio did so peacefully, many of them dressed in white and brandishing placards and banners. Many people in the city left work early to avoid traffic jams downtown.

    In Belo Horizonte, police estimated about 20,000 people joined a peaceful crowd protesting before a Confederations Cup match between Tahiti and Nigeria as police helicopters buzzed overhead and mounted officers patrolled the stadium area. Earlier in the day, demonstrators erected several barricades of burning tires on a nearby highway, disrupting traffic.

    Protests also were reported in Curitiba, Belem and Salvador.

    Marcos Lobo, a 45-year-old music producer who joined the protest in Sao Paulo, said the actions of police during earlier demonstrations persuaded him to come out Monday.

    ``I thought they (the protests) were infantile at first because of my preconceived notions,'' Lobo said. ``Then I saw the aggression.''

    Another protester, Manoela Chiabai, said she wanted to express her dissatisfaction with the status quo.

    ``Everything in Brazil is a mess. There is no education, health care _ no security. The government doesn't care,'' the 26-year-old photographer said. ``We're a rich country with a lot of potential but the money doesn't go to those who need it most.''

    In a brief statement, President Dilma Rousseff acknowledged the protests, saying: ``Peaceful demonstrations are legitimate and part of democracy. It is natural for young people to demonstrate.''

    Ariadne Natal, a professor at the University of Sao Paulo whose research focuses on violence, said protesters want to ``take advantage of this moment when we have foreign visitors, when the world's press is watching, to showcase their cause.''

    ``The problem we've seen is that the police action is trying to prevent these protests,'' she said. ``What we need to figure out is how the protests as well as the big events can be carried out democratically.''

    Brazilians have long accepted malfeasance as a cost of doing business, whether in business or receiving public services. Brazilian government loses more than $47 billion each year to undeclared tax revenue, vanished public money and other widespread corruption, according to the Federation of Industries of Sao Paulo business group.

    But in the last decade, about 40 million Brazilians have moved into the middle class and they have begun to demand more from government. Many are angry that billions of dollars in public funds are being spent to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics while few improvements are made elsewhere.

    Protests are routine in Brazil, but few turn violent. Security experts say the demonstrations aren't the main danger for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who will descend on Brazil from now through the Olympics in 2016.

    However, Joe Biundini, whose FAM International Group provides security details to executives attending the Confederations Cup, said there is a danger of escalating violence from the protests if authorities don't negotiate with demonstrators.

    ``If the government doesn't sit down with them it could get worse in future matches,'' Biundini said.

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    Riots are lasting one week e becoming each time bigger.

    Today the people occupied the House of Representatives, in the federal capital Brasilia.

    Go forward Brazilian people! Brazil awakes!!!

    :brazil: :brazil: :brazil:
     
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    Great majority of protesters are following a peaceful philosphy like Gandhi. However Brazilian Military Police not, and fired tear bombs, chili gas and rubber bullets on the protesters.

    Two people were blind coz police shoots them on the eyes.
     
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    Two journalists hit on the eyes by police bullets.
     
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    Police breaks their own car glass to blame protesters by vandalism after all
     
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    The people to boo Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Joseph Blatter during the opening of Confederation Cup Tournament.



    Joseph Blatter didnt like the booing and asked the people to do fair-play.

    Go hell Joseph Blatter, Jerome Valcke, FIFA and World Cup. Go to steal another dumb with your black business.

    Brazil dont need World Cup. Brazil needs more schools, hospitals, houses to be build with our tiny budget. It's immoral to spend billions to build or to reform stadiums while our people suffers by several social problems.
     
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    Brazil protests spread in Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Rio

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    Protesters gathered outside the national congress building in Brasilia and climbed on the roof

    Tens of thousands of people marched through Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, on Monday as protests spread over rising public transport prices and the cost of staging the 2014 World Cup.

    Marches took place in at least ten cities including the capital, Brasilia, where demonstrators climbed onto the roof of the national congress building.

    Protesters also clashed with police near Rio de Janeiro's state assembly.

    The unrest began last week, after the announcement of increased bus fares.

    But the complaints of demonstrators soon extended beyond transport costs when clashes in Sao Paulo led to claims of excessive use of force by police. Dozens of people were hurt, including several journalists.

    Since then, protesters have voiced frustration at public transport, security, health and the extent of public investment in two international football tournaments.

    The protests have increased since the start of the Confederations Cup on Saturday, seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup.

    Standstill
    As Monday's protests gathered strength, demonstrators in the capital, Brasilia, breached the high security area of the national congress building, climbing onto the roof of the Oscar Niemeyer-designed structure.

    In Sao Paulo, some 65,000 people brought the country's largest city to a standstill, as police stood by and watched.

    Security chiefs had met protest organisers earlier in an attempt to avert trouble and announced that regular police would not carry rubber bullet guns at the demonstration.

    In Rio, another big crowd took to the streets of the city centre. As protesters reportedly tried to enter the state assembly, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas.

    Demonstrators also set fire to a car and lit three bonfires on the streets.

    There were also protests in Belem and clashes in Belo Horizonte, as protesters tried to make their way to a stadium hosting a Confederations Cup match between Tahiti and Nigeria.

    In the northern city of Maceio, a student was reportedly shot in the face by a motorist angry with a crowd that blocked the road.

    Marches also happened in Vitoria, Porto Alegre, Novo Hamburgo and other cities.

    'Vandals'
    The spark for Brazil's escalating protests was a 2 June increase in the price of a single bus fare in Sao Paulo from 3 reals ($1.40, £0.90) to 3.20 reals.

    Authorities say the rise is well below inflation, which since the last price increase in January 2011 has been at 15.5%, according to official figures.

    Protesters who initially campaigned against bus fares have also expressed anger about inequality and corruption, demanding higher public spending on education and health.

    Last Thursday, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators, many of whom were reported hurt.

    Dozens of buses and buildings have so far been damaged, prompting Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin to describe demonstrators as "vandals".

    Before Saturday's opening Confederations Cup match in the capital, Brasilia, protesters tried to approach the Mane Garrincha stadium, but were dispersed by the police.

    The following day, a similar march close to the Maracana stadium in Rio, where Mexico were playing Italy, was ended by police with rubber bullets and tear gas.

    Eyewitnesses said police had used riot control measures - including firing rubber bullets and tear gas - against peaceful protesters.

    Police denied they had acted unlawfully but said they would investigate the allegations.

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    Police uses chili gas against journalists only doing their work of covering the unrests
     
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    Police beats gratuitously on a couple that was eating in a bar.
     
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    Same police brutality everywhere backed by corrupt politicians..
     
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    @JuddLegum Absolutely jaw-dropping photo of the massive protests in Rio
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    Yes, by this time the people decided to react. People is tired of everything. Our people pays tax rates of first world, but the State serve us with third, even fourth world public services.

    People wants an end to corruption, high taxes, very bad public services, violence, impunity, etc.
     
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    Yes, in Rio people has surrounded the Rio State's Assembly and set fire.

    The pic above is the City Theather building.
     
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    Its raining protests everywhere in world.
     
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    Brazilian protesters inspired themselves in Turks Gezi Park's protesters.

    Situation now here is like of Turkey.
     
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    More than 100,000 protesters take to the streets in Brazil
     
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    2013 protests in Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Protests are being called by Salad's Revolt, because in order to protect themselves of tear bombs lauched by police the people are smelling vinegar.

    Several people were arrested carrying vinegars by police, which said they may make a bomb with it.
     
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    why is this happening ?
     
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    Because someone in Brasil govt said... "If Brazilias don't have bread, why don't they eat cake? Or maybe do coke?"

    You need to ask? Why do revolutions happen anywhere, anytime in history? Cause of corrupt political elites feeding off blood and life of citizens...

     
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    Peple is tired of being treated as cattle.

    Inflation is rising, taxes rising, public transport fares rising, but the quality of public services never follow the prices and become better than the past, it is ever the same crap!

    People decide say: "that's enough"! for the inefficiency of our State. No more State's failures!!!

    State of thing can not keep this way. Something have to change!
     

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