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Protests Continue to Grow Across Brazil
The marches began with a protest in Sao Paulo against a small increase in bus and subway fares about two weeks ago.
At first, the demonstrations drew the scorn of many middle-class Brazilians after protesters vandalized storefronts, subway stations and buses on one of the city’s main avenues, but the movement gained support and spread to other cities as police used heavy-handed tactics to try to quell the demonstrations.
The biggest crackdown happened on Thursday in Sao Paulo, when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes that injured more than 100 people, including 15 journalists, some of whom said they were deliberately targeted.
The harsh police reaction to last week’s protests touched a nerve in Brazil.
Photo: A demonstrator with the Brazilian flag protests against the Confederation’s Cup and the government of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia June 17, 2013. Protesters are using the Confederation’s Cup as a counterpoint to their concerns. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelin
Thousands of Brazilians have protested in several cities over the past ten days, and organizers are planning for another march in Sao Paulo on Monday night.
Rising prices for public transportation was the original cause of the the protests, organized by Movimento Passe Livre. Since then, Brazilians have joined protests for various other reasons, including rising crime, income inequality, and corruption.
The protests are quickly becoming a sign of a weakening public confidence for Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The protest’s nickname “Salad Uprising” was coined in response to the arrests of those who carried vinegar with them as an aide against police tear gas.
Tumblr blog Salad Uprising is reporting to collect stories and pictures from demonstrations across Brazil (Reuters cannot confirm individual posts on external blogs; please message the Reuters on Tumblr if you seek more information on any news).
When police tried to disperse the crowd on Thursday in Sao Paulo, violence erupted, injuring dozens and leading to nearly 200 arrests.
Photo: posters read, “Dilma, we are the ones who pay for your housing” and “Communities exist.” REUTERS/Alex Almeida
Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses | History Documentary
I don’t often post documentaries, but I watch a lot of them and this one was excellent.It answered a lot of cultural questions I’ve had about the Iliad and mythology in general, and explores the psychological workings of the ancient Greeks.
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