In a country often seen as politically
passive, a silent majority was finding its
voice. Until now they discussed these
problems individually with resignation,
saying ‘that’s just the way Brazil is’. Now
they are demanding change.
The participants were predominantly
young, but the movement resonates far
Events are moving fast with protests
growing and spreading to new cities each
day, and it is far from clear when or how it
"“Their bright banners bore diverse demands”
says Julia Carneiro from BBC Brasil ”but all
reflected a fatigue with what people
here get from the state.
I repeatedly heard the word “tired”: protesters
told me they were tired of corruption, of
nepotism, of high taxes paid for
poor public services."
"We are demanding more respect to the
population," Vinicius de Assis, 21, a protester in
Rio told the Associated Press.
"They are building these overpriced stadiums
and are not worrying about the situation
of their own people."
“The people have woken up. The bus fare hike
was just the moment of awakening. Now we are
fighting for better health care,
security and education.
We are tired man, this is the time to fight.
Enough injustice,” said one protester draped in a
Brazilian flag, Leandro Pergula.”
History tells us about
like this in the past
A Social Network Revolution
Brazilian activists are employing a variety of
technology tools to create and share
information of anti-government protests as the
demonstrations grow in size and influence.
Brazilian Signs of Protest
Sorry for the inconvenience,
we are changing the country.
We got back the cents, now we
want the millions