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June 16, 2014

Protest is not a crime

type: Petition
by: Deniz Zehra Tavli

Since June 2013, thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets in unprecedented mass protests. They have complained about increases in public transportation costs, high World Cup spending and insufficient investment in public services.

Hundreds were injured in cities across the country after military police fired rubber bullets at people who posed no threat and beat individuals with hand-held batons.

Protesters taking to the streets across Brazil during the upcoming World Cup risk facing indiscriminate police and military violence as the country steps up efforts to control demonstrations.

Support Amnesty international by showing Brazilian authorities the yellow card, claiming that a human rights violations are not leading to any good!