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Brazil Enters Second Week of Anti-Government Protests

BY RELEVANT CURRENT / GLOBAL June 19, 2013

What started as a small rally in San Paulo to protest a government hike on bus fares has turned into a large movement in Brazil, with The New York Times reporting some 100,000 protesters in Rio de Janeiro who gathered to condemn what they view as nationwide corruption amongst politicians and police forces. There is evidence of police harming peaceful protesters and citizens overturning cars, but not all the gatherings have been violent. Still, this image, of police pepper-spraying an unarmed woman, by herself, in an otherwise deserted area, is going viral and sparking outrage …

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