Hey, I don't know if you guys know about these protests happening in Brazil. As some people here might know, I'm Brazilian, and I thought it would be nice to discuss and let more people know about it; here we have different people from different places, with different ages and different ways of thinking.
I would like to know what you are hearing about our protests, your opinions and position about it! Of course, the Brazilians here must post their opinions to create different arguments and better explanation! I'll try to explain in the most neutral way I can, giving my point of view as well!
I've never read anything about it, anyone want to give me a brief overview of it?
To tell you the truth, I haven't heard a single thing about the protests in Brazil other than that they exist. Maybe the standard Internet only has attention for one protest because I heard a lot about the Turkish protests. It may help that that I only know Turkish people and you're literally the only person I know from Brazil (aside from my mother but she hasn't lived there since the 60s)
I'll take a look at it and get back to you when I'm better informed.
Brazil is known for its great places for tourism as it is known for the massive corruption that run in our public safes. People here are so anger and frustated with all the problems in the public services (such as bad public transportation, bad public hospitals and expensive health care, bad public education) that the increase of "just" 20 cents of Real in the price of our public transportation (bus, trains, subways and ferryboats, that are really bad and don't worth what we pay for it) started manifestations with hundred and now thousand of people. It started because of this increasement; now we say "it is not only 20 cents", and our protests are also for better public services and work condition, free tickets (transport) for students, "no more corruption" things and many other demands.
Some demands are quite precipitated, and I hope we get better clarification about what we want and what we can make happen. Today, the transportation prices decreased for its original price (and that's a win), but the gap that those 20 cents will make will be reflected in the investment on another areas (as said by the mayor of Rio)...
Also, the protests are truly pacific, but we always have vandals destroying shop glasses, painting historic monuments and stuff at the end. In the same way, our military forces are abusing and attacking not only vandals, but also pacific people...
The price have decreased, yes, but the protests are still happening.