Brazil Enters Second Week of Anti-Government Protests

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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Esther Aspling


Esther Aspling commented…

That picture is just awful. Seriously. Praying everyone stays safe down there.

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