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Thousands Protesting On The Streets In Brazil

Protesto em Vitória

Image by Izaias Buson via Flickr

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RTAmerica on Jun 18, 2013

Nearly 200,000 demonstrators took to the streets of eight cities in Brazil to protest the rising cost of public services and the government’s spending on next year’s World Cup. The protests originated in Sao Paulo where people showed their opposition to increased public transportation fare, but now that sentiment has spread across the country. Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research takes a closer look at the protests.

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Mass protests hit Brazil over transport fares, FIFA cup overspending

RussiaToday on Jun 19, 2013

Nationwide protests continue in major cities across Brazil. Justice Ministry decided to deploy National Public Security Force in five cities hosting the World Cup 2014 in an effort to contain the ongoing protests.

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Hundreds of Thousands of Brazilians Protest Country’s Harsh Inequities

TheRealNews on Jun 19, 2013

Protest against bus fare increase sparked nationwide protest movement demanding systemic change.

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Social protests turn violent in Brazil

AlJazeeraEnglish on Jun 19, 2013

Anti-government protests in Brazil have turned violent in Sao Paulo, with reports coming in of a group of men trying to storm the city hall.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.

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