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Demonstrators wave their country's national flag as crowds celebrate the reversal of a public transportation fare hike.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nelson Antoine / Associated Press

Protesters block access to the Arena Fonte Nova Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN BARRETO / AFP/Getty Images

People pass by the broken window of a downtown bank attacked overnight by demonstrators.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PABLO PORCIUNCULA / AFP/Getty Images

Thousands people march in the center of the city as part of a protest movement that some are calling "Tropical Spring."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP/Getty Images

A military police officer fires a tear gas gun during a clash with protesters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators try to overturn a bus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty Images

Police watch as demonstrators protest against public funds being spent on this month's Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TASSO MARCELO / AFP/Getty Images

An injured police officer lies on the ground after a clash with demonstrators.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

Protests in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities were set off by a 10-cent hike in public transport fares.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

One masked demonstrator holds a Brazilian flag as another dances in front of a burning barricade on the streets of Rio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A protester kicks a tear gas canister away as police moved in to break up street demonstrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

A riot police officer stands at the ready amid unrest on a street in central Rio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people participate in a protest against rising public transport costs in Rio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcelo Say„o / EPA

A protester is drenched with pepper spray by a military police officer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

A protester throws a chair onto a fire set on the street during clashes in downtown Rio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LLUIS GENE / AFP/Getty Images

A protester throws a gas canister back toward police in Rio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty Images

A demonstrator waves a Brazilian flag during a protest in Sao Paulo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nelson Antoine / Associated Press

Protesters march past commercial buildings on Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, a financial hub of Sao Paulo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dado Galdieri / Bloomberg

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in front of Rio de Janeiro's Legislative Assembly building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TASSO MARCELO / AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators clash with riot police in front of Rio's Legislative Assembly building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TASSO MARCELO / AFP/Getty Images

Bank customers encounter a wall of vandalized ATMs on Tuesday in in downtown Rio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP/Getty Images

Residents going to work in Rio on Tuesday are confronted by the remains of Monday night's violent protests.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP/Getty Images

Municipal workers clean debris from the streets a day after clashes between protesters and police in downtown Rio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP/Getty Images

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[UPDATED June 20 2013]  SAO PAULO, Brazil — On Thursday night last week, Brazil’s left-wing Free Fare Movement held the fourth of its street protests against a 10-cent hike in bus fares. A few thousand people turned out.

By Monday night, the movement had exploded. More than a quarter of a million people took to the streets in 12 state capitals to demand a smorgasbord of changes in government, including, but hardly limited to, lower public transit fares.

Full story: Brazil protests tap into frustration of have-nots

[UPDATED June 18, 2013]  SAO PAULO, Brazil — An estimated 50,000 people took to the streets of Sao Paulo on Tuesday, continuing protests in Brazil aimed at lowering public bus fares and improving public services.

The Free Fare Movement behind the protests said it would stay on the streets until the Sao Paulo government revoked a recent bus fare increase of about 10 cents.

Full story: Protests continue in Brazil as thousands rally in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Tens of thousands of protesters in Brazil held rallies in at least 11 cities Monday, the fifth straight day of demonstrations in opposition to such issues as rising public bus fares and police violence.

Marches coordinated on social networks took place in cities including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, where police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters, and Brasilia, where a small group climbed onto the roof of Congress.

In Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city, an estimated 65,000 people filled the streets in the fifth and largest protest in two weeks organized by the student-heavy “Free Fare Movement” against a 10-cent hike in the city’s bus fare. Support for the group has mushroomed since a widely publicized crackdown by military police Thursday that left 120 protesters and journalists injured.

Full story: Tens of thousands protest conditions in Brazil

8 Comments

  1. June 18, 2013, 10:17 am

    I'm pretty sure, a small amount of pepper spray can drop a grown man. Spraying a can of it on this little women is probably a bit of over kill. Tsk tsk.

    By: Jesse
  2. June 18, 2013, 10:27 pm

    Well I think you could have chosen better pics to illustrate your story. You're basically showing violence. And as communication student and Brazilian I can assure you there are tons of better photos that really illustrate what's going on.

    By: luistavora
  3. June 19, 2013, 10:47 am

    Obey the lackeys of the ruling elites and BIG corporations.

    Even peaceful protest against the "powers that be" can result in injury or death.

    The USA has a multitude of examples of the common folks defying the established, entrenched elites being harmed, imprisoned, penalized monetarily and even murdered.

    Every country is based upon a pyramid-shaped socio-economic hierarchy and those at the bottom of the pile will WORK and create wealth so those atop the hierarchy can skim wealth and have economic security.

    OBEY COMMONERS!!!!!!!!!!!

    By: obbop
  4. June 19, 2013, 2:09 pm

    Obey the lackeys of the ruling elites and BIG corporations.

    By: obbop
  5. June 19, 2013, 4:11 pm

    not only for transportation, but by corruption, and money spent ma Cup #VEMPRARUA

    By: Caio Cardoso
  6. June 19, 2013, 7:46 pm

    Good thing she has that cigarette to calm her nerves after.

    By: edlaw2005@yahoo.com
  7. June 22, 2013, 7:15 pm

    Im brazillian, and i can say that police oppressing every one

    By: Guilherme
  8. June 30, 2013, 7:53 am

    have to show the photos of how Brazil, not everything here is wonderful, and a country without law and without field and without government, the bandits steal and kill and estrupa, the law and weak tourist careful when coming to Brazil

    By: jojo

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