Citizens Protest In Brazil
Published: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 1, 2013 14:09
Protests are continuing in over 100 Brazilian cities due to multiple issues, including elevated transportation prices and cost of living, political corruption and the use of government money to fund sporting events. Since the protests commencement in early June, riots have also occurred due to instances of police brutality during the disputes. Due to these problems, Brazil’s middle class is challenging the government and insisting they present citizens with basic rights, and that they responsibly disperse the country’s finances.
The demonstrations, which become the biggest protest movement in Brazil since 1992 by mid-June, have said to stem from the dissension towards Brazil’s social services and political leaders.
The over budgeting and financial scandals of the 2013 Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics projects have caused major unrest during the protests. Protests have occurred at multiple Confederations Cup matches.