#ChangeBrazil: Beyond the bus fare
#ChangeBrazil: Beyond the bus fareBrazilians are rallying in record numbers across the nation.
Brazilians participate in a protest against rising public transport costs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 June 2013.EPA/Sebastião Moreira
On Thursday, June 20 at 19:30 GMT:
Protests over transit fare increases morphed into the largest demonstrations Brazil has seen in decades. Demonstrators say they are angry over government spending on the 2014 World Cup at the expense of public transit, education & infrastructure. Officials say they have heard the protesters and revoked the fare hike . Will this end the protests or is there more to this movement?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
National president, Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores)
Reporter and producer, TV Folha
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