Tuesday, June 18, 2013

200,000 Take To Brazil's Streets In Largest Protest In Two Decades [video, photos]

It started off a simple protest in Sao Paulo as a demonstration by students against an increase in bus fares from R$3 to R$3.20, and then quickly morphed into general demonstration of discontent with the nation's political classes on both sides of the spectrum involving over 200,000 across the country, with those marching on Monday holding placards decrying everything from the enormous sums spent on the World Cup to the treatment by police of protesters last week.

It got to the point where protesters invaded and occupied, peacefully, the roof of the national Congress complex in Brasilia.

Then things turned less peaceful when a breakaway group from the main rally in Rio de Janeiro attacked the state legislative assembly building and attempted to set it on fire.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-18/200000-take-brazils-streets-largest-protest-two-decades

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