In my post on Thursday I pondered what might happen once the initial objectives of the Brazilian protests – to reverse an increase in bus fares – had been achieved. Would the demonstrations dissipate or having tasted success would they move on to target one of the many other grievances protesters had subsequently raised?
Well, further protests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday suggested that for the moment at least, it certainly wasn’t the former.
On Thursday, over one million people across eighty cities formed what were the largest protests to date. Here in São Paulo over 100,000 people, including myself, poured onto Avenida Paulista – the city’s main avenue – in what felt like part celebration and part call to arms to demand action on other issues (including corruption, the cost of the World Cup, FIFA, poor public services and creaking infrastructure).
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