Thousands of protesters have been demonstrating across Brazil against what they see as poor public services, police violence and government corruption. The igniting point however, was the decision of the Brazilian government to raise bus fare in the country by nine cents meaning the poorest of Brazilian citizens had to pay over a quarter of their yearly salary to ride the bus twice a day!
Moving images of the protests and shocking ones of police brutality have been drawing much-needed attention.
Such an incident was captured when the Brazilian riot police spraying a lone woman with pepper spray! Ironically similar to the police attack on a woman in Turkey, the instance is making creating waves of disapproval online.
It’s not only one picture, there are many that are doing rounds and astounding people as to how far can human brutality go-especially by the hand of the very people designated to safeguard people!
Here are a few images that show just how insane the reaction of the police has been against peaceful demonstrators in Brazil!
Protest against increased bus fare has police brutality! We need help against this military dictatorship in Brazil pic.twitter.com/cqZll6Iwnc— Anonymous (@Anony0p) June 14, 2013