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UN human rights commissioner calls on Brazil to react with moderation to social protests

Tuesday, June 18th 2013 - 15:12 UTC
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United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has asked Brazilian authorities to react with moderation to the social protests that have spread through out the country and at the same time has called on demonstrators to avoid using violence to get their message heard. Read full article


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  • Fido Dido

    Ohhh the UN is so concerned..ohhh human rights, yeah they really care. My suggestion to the Brazilian police is: Those violent protesters, hang them.

    Jun 18th, 2013 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Math

    / So true, like they really care.

    Jun 18th, 2013 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mastershake

    Whoa, is that picture of a man or woman......or Big Foot?

    Jun 18th, 2013 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    No disrespect Navi Pillay
    But what about the rights of the Falklands,

    What about their rights…

    Jun 18th, 2013 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    Human rights & South America......?? Yeah, good luck!

    Jun 18th, 2013 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Livin_for_a_better_Uruguay

    @1, Answering violence with violence is not a true answer.

    Jun 18th, 2013 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    There is a fine line between allowing the right to free speech via protesting with demonstrations and protecting the public from mob mentality and blocking the public from commerce and normal living. If the vast majority of those people were merely gathering and peacefully exercising the basic right to protest what there perceive as social injustice, Brazil's use of teargas and rubber bullets along with ficking dildo's suggestion to hang them only make's them come across as China did during Tianamen Square. Of course the riot police should be there to ensure order and exert controlled force if it got out of hand, but shooting them with rubber bullets? Is Dilma that afraid of discontention of her policies?

    Jun 18th, 2013 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Math

    @7 Dilma, as PT politician, tries to turn it into propaganda for the next elections. She says it's a “legitimate protest” and that it shows the country is maturing and those are “voices of change”... whose mismanagement the people are angry at again? Who is the bestie of Haddad, the Sao Paulo mayor? Pathetic, if she had said this in front of the crowd the people would boo her even more. The left not only started it, but still tries to have the monopoly - it is not working.

    Jun 19th, 2013 - 01:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    I guess I have to re-evaluate my impression of Dilma, as long as the economy was booming she seemed to be doing a good job & had a lot of support

    But now that the economy is faltering & people are showing their discontent she seems totally lost & unable to cope with her slide in popularity

    However I still think she will win the next election & hope that she never regresses to CFK style policies

    Jun 19th, 2013 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    There is one sure thing you can rely on any south american leader to do, that given sufficient time, they will always well and truly fuck things up!

    Jun 19th, 2013 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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