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Brazilians take to the streets on Independence Day to protest against corruption

Saturday, September 8th 2012 - 07:06 UTC
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Thousands took to the streets of the Brazilian capital to march against corruption on the country’s Independence Day, along the same avenue where the main military parade took place on Friday. Read full article

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  • GeoffWard2

    It never fails to amaze me that the millions of ordinary citizens of Brasil just shrug their shoulders and say “There is corruption, there was always corruption, and there will always be corruption. This is Brasil!”

    Few people march in Brasil, even in SP. It's just not part of their culture.

    Last year I was out on the streets with my yellow broom ('Let's sweep away corruption'), but even my partner didn't want me to start a visual campaign in Lauro de Freitas, Bahia, where every house so inclined should display a broom on the roof/upper floor of their properties to show Wagner and the federals that corruption would not be tolerated. The rational was that a street with brooms would not get the holes filled in their road (hole-filling happens just before every election).
    That's just cowardly, even if it is 'part of the culture'.

    Sep 08th, 2012 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I can clearly picture it...:

    Mr. Ward running northwestWards along Busca-Vida beach with a furious, yellow broom waving, Brazilian Mrs. Ward after him......

    No Chuckle

    Sep 08th, 2012 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • row82

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    Sep 08th, 2012 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Like the picture suggests,

    They still wish to sweep it under the carpet..

    [Nice Broom .]

    Sep 08th, 2012 - 11:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Yes 4-7,000 seems awfully small for such a big country (though still bigger than the whole population of the Falklands who apparently have the sole rights of self determination over a klondyke of oil and millions of square km of strategic sea, but thats another story!) Maybe its just that this protest is organised by the right wing opposition for their own agenda and therefore doesn't have much popular resonance...

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 06:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    #2

    :-)

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    That smile will quickly dissapear from your face if she catches you.....
    Calling one's Brazilian hot tempered wife a coward.... in public!
    You must really be longing to sleep in the doghouse.

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    #7

    :-)

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    “They still wish to sweep it under the carpet..”

    As they do in the UK, but let's ignore it. It's paradise there thanks to Assborne, Camoron and clown King.

    Sep 10th, 2012 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    They still wish to sweep it under the carpet..”

    like in the rest of the world...

    Sep 10th, 2012 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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