Whilst many of the protests around Brazil on Thursday became violent, the one in São Paulo remained relatively peaceful. However, there appeared to be a noticeable difference in its demographic. As I noted in my post for Planet Ivy the tariff protests had predominantly consisted of young, middle class students, but this one drew a far more mixed crowd. Most noticeable were the different groups and factions marching in blocos, almost like Carnaval, but this time minus the samba and instead with a bit of tension. Anyway, below are some of the photos I took as a record of the night.
Avenida Paulista and Rua Consolação towards the beginning of the protest.
‘I studied in a state school’ (all spelt incorrectly)
‘Free Pass Now!’
‘For a life without turnstiles’
Anonymous in Brazil?
‘R$3.20 should be the salary of a politician’
‘Capitalism is violence’
‘Teacher, you should have the salary of a politician and the prestige of a footballer’ (One of my students…ahem)