Brazil Protests In Photos

by
Sheena
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in cities across Brazil to rally against what they see as poor public services, police violence and government corruption.

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in cities across Brazil to rally against what they see as poor public services, police violence and government corruption.

The marches, organized mostly through snowballing social media campaigns, blocked streets and halted traffic in more than a half-dozen cities, including Sao Paulo,Riode Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia. The protests began earlier this month over an increase in bus and subway fares but quickly gained support as police used heavy-handed tactics to quell the demonstrations.

Here we have put together some photos of the Brazil protests. Take a look:

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

brazil protest photos

These protests have gathered steam as Brazil is hosting the soccer Confederation's Cup, a dry run for next year's World Cup - which many see as a drain on public resources which would be better spent elsewhere.

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