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Brazil's main city again rocked by riots and vandalism over transport facilities and costs

Saturday, October 26th 2013 - 15:45 UTC
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Brazilian police fired tear gas and have arrested scores of protesters in the country's main city Sao Paulo when a march demanding free public transportation for students turned violent. The protest on Friday evening blocked key city streets and disrupted the public transportation system in the city of 11 million. Police reported the arrest of at least 78 people. Read full article


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  • CabezaDura

    The irony is Argentina wants bread and Brazil doesn’t want the circus :)

    Oct 26th, 2013 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    'Black Bloc members wear black hoods, T-shirts or scarves to cover their faces. They move in groups, and often break windows and attack police at otherwise peaceful demonstrations.'

    I'm glad the reporting is plainly distinguishing between the students with their specific grievance and the violent police-baiters.

    My desire is to address the larger corruption issue, but I cannot blame the students from demonstrating to better their own situation.
    The 'black' criminals may or may not be part of a corrupt group, but they are certainly criminal. They are baiting the police to react with their guns - to politicise an otherwise simply criminal issue.
    Knowing these police, they will react eventually with lethal force; people both guilty and innocent will die, and Dilma will have new dimension to this transport/urban problem ... just before the presidential elections.

    Oct 26th, 2013 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 Has anybody checked out whether these “vandals” are actually argies? After all, Brazil isn't too happy with argieland at present. All those impediments to trade. And then argieland is going to make sure Brazil loses all its preferential tariff rates with the EU. That's obvious. Argieland gets little because it's lying and untrustworthy. Damage its fellow LatAm countries so they get peeved as well. And this “Black Bloc” bunch. Don't they sound like La Campora with different underwear? La Campora like wearing underwear. Anonymity and they get to sniff as well. It's very important to grab these “people” and conduct autopsies. Then, after several days, the argies amongst them can be executed. Those who aren't argies can be tried for assisting a foreign power. If they are dead lucky (sorry!), they may survive to hear the verdict!

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Brazil is losing its tariff preferential because of it leaving the status of developing nation behind. According to Europe. The same with Argentina, regardless of how much that makes you cry...

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4 Oh no, wanker. I do think that every latam country should live in the “real” world. Without a single “preferential” anything. That includes “urinating guay”. Trade agreements? Forget it. Pay your way. Uruguay is now notorious. Breaches of the UN Charter by acting against the Falkland Islands. More breaches of the UN Charter by supporting argieshitland. What a shame that Uruguay has adopted argie shit attitudes. No need to “avoid” Uruguay. Let them die with the other argie “war criminals”.

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Conqueror, I am curious as to why you hate SA so much? It seems that something personally touched you.

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Comedian is a Nazi sought by the secret service of Israel.

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I wonder if it bother the Marxist Terrorists in charge that their own tactics are used against them?

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Why are they always protesting and rioting in Brazil? This time it is over free it that bad? What will happen when the World Cup and then the Olympics arrive?
    Brazzie....your country should know a nazi fairly well, your country took in enough of them. I would consider calling someone a nazi judiciously because no one today comes close the that level of evil....maybe Saddam Hussein....or Ceausescu....or some in Africa.

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    His worldview is clumsy. His intelligence is null. His interests are in the intestines.

    I guarantee you will never conquer the world.

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    10. I see you are still using a poor translation web site.

    Chicken goes to home freely.

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    My guess your interests are in the intestines.

    The blue dog remains in place quietly.

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Dog is dog forever.

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Are the monkeys smarter than the humans in Brazil?
    Do you use both your hands and feet to type?

    Oct 27th, 2013 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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