Monday, 23, the center of Sao Paulo completely empty, except a point of Avenida Paulista, in the height of Consolation Subway, where hundreds of protesters were gathered to march.
Even before the arrival of the protesters, a huge state apparatus paraded down the avenue, end-to-end, 5 trucks of Riot Troops, about 40 soldiers and 200 cavalry “robocops”, police comprising the “Military Ninja” SP, besides the distinguished presence of police DEIC – State Criminal Investigations Department.
Even with the climate of war, the protesters were coming to Square Rider, the sound of drums, red and black flags fluttering in the wind, and popular football.
The act toured with 300 people, and we saw very few masked, to the other end of the Paulista, in Paraiso, and returned, ending in front of the MASP. After the “jester”, some protesters marched to the Plaza aga nte, and opposite the Metro Consolation, Rafael Marques – arrested on 12 – was surrounded by police officers from the DEIC “Japa”, famous for going to the acts with helmet and plastic bottles symbolizing a “Molotov cocktail”, a police officer made two shots from a firearm up in asfatar intention of lawyers and legal observers, who wanted to follow the approach. The two were taken to DEIC in a car black Santana, for “carrying explosives”.
23rd of June: Sao Paulo – image via Coletivo Carranca – Pablo Trotsky
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro Monday evening to protest against the FIFA World Cup. The protest was organised by the residents of Chapeu Mangueira favela (or slum) situated near Copacabana.
People cried out against police brutality, while one protester accused the UPP (Pacifying Police Unit) of implementing fascist measures. One demonstrator was arrested during the protest.
“This is a protest against the Cup and state violence, especially the UPP favela police. I live in Manguinhos and since the UPP have arrived five people have been murdered by the hands of the state,” said one activist.
“My son, Jonathan de Oliveira Lima was killed by the police, shot in the back by the UPP,” said one mother.
23rd of June: Man being violently arrested in Rio de Janeiro.
23rd of June: Rio de Janeiro, peaceful demonstration, with riot police long side.
Rio de Janeiro, Image via Lu Ornellas
22nd of June: Protest at the Maracanã stadium: “The party in the soccer stadiums does not outweigh the tears in the slums”
Homeless Workers’ Movement stages a new occupation in Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO – More than 800 people of the Homeless Workers Movement (MTST) occupied a 200,000 square metre piece of land in the district of Morumbi, Sao Paulo, in the early hours of June 21st. The occupation was completed over the course of a few hours, with occupiers arriving on 14 buses from different areas of the city and building over 200 shelters made from tarpaulin and bamboo sticks. Read More on Oximity
MTST shelters being built, with Morumbi’s high-rise buildings in the background. Image via Ben Tavener
In Sao Paulo on 19th of June, at least 10,000 protesters was in attendance:
19th of June: Sao Paulo Photo: NINJA
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