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June 18, 2013

Brazilians start 'salad revolution'

In Brazil protests, battling pepper spray with vinegar generates creative hashtags.
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What began as a bus fare protest in São Paulo has spread into large demonstrations throughout the country, with solidarity worldwide. Police responded to protesters - who are objecting to money spent on the World Cup and lack of investment in infrastructure - with pepper spray and rubber bullets. Protesters used vinegar to combat the effects of the pepper spray, leading many online to call the protests a 'salad uprising'.

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