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Brazil riot police teargas bus fare-rise protesters amid mass clashes (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: October 26, 2013 10:06
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A demonstration demanding free public transportation ended with a riot at a bus station in Brazil’s Sao Paulo. At least six people have been arrested as riot police used tear gas to disperse the protesters.

The violence culminated a protest march Friday, which lasted for some three hours. Part of a crowd of hundreds of demonstrator broke off and attacked a bus terminal in Sao Paulo’s center, police said.

The rioters set on fire a bust and destroyed cash and ticket machines. Police says many of the masked vandals at the station were members of the so-called Black Bloc anarchist group.

Riot police used tear gas and batons against the protesters. A police colonel was hit on the head by a rock amid the clashes, Brazilian media reported.

A masked demonstrator throws a stone against a bus after a demonstration against rising public transport costs and demanding better public services in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 25, 2013. (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida)

The confrontation continued elsewhere in the city, when some people fled from the bus station and erected barricades.

A hike in bus fares triggered massive protest demonstrations in Brazil in June, when millions of people took to the streets to voice their anger at corruption, poor public services and government spending on projects like hosting the 2014 World Cup football tournament.

Friday’s march in Sao Paulo comes on the same day that President Dilma Rousseff announced a $2.4 billion plan to improve public transportation in the city.

People protest against rising public transport costs and demanding better public services in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 25, 2013. (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida)

An autobus burns after a demonstration against rising public transport costs and demanding better public services in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 25, 2013. (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida)

Masked demonstrators vandalize bank ATM machines following a demonstration against rising public transport costs and demanding better public services in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 25, 2013. (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida)

Comments (7)

 

Pratz 27.10.2013 22:58

[quote name='Pratz' time='27.10.2013 22:50']Please don't forget the infiltred poliman that are faking situations like this video, showing a guy throwing a molotov on the police to end up the protest violently.
youtu be . com / watch?v=OC_rns9bSG0[ /quote]
I forgot to tell what's happening on the video:
-police throws the molotov, he wears a black shirt/backpack.
-his friend lit the bomb.
-both got running, but the cameras follows
-remove their shirt
-when "suited" police stop them, they show their badge, saying, I'm a cop and got away.
-somewhere their bags were lost
-policemans tazes a random guy and blame him

 

Schott Celio 27.10.2013 01:30

This is much bigger than those images... Brazil is getting close to a civil war. The corruption is so widespread that even the people who is making more money than in the past are protesting... The police is protecting the corrupt politicians with very aggressive methods, even arresting people in mass as much as 200 people at time (innocents, journalists, and lawyers). If you are in the area of the protest you can be arrested. The international media is not seeing much because Brazilian TV is collaborating with government. The images are made by independent media thru the internet. Media Ninja on twitcasting.

 

Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez 27.10.2013 01:20

Indans are killing americans as part of the CIA partnership. Go away from USA and Mexico killers India is not an allie according with NSA system, so why are they working as spies in government and Corporates? Are they just comming for our money and lives because of course they like to kill?

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