[ View the story "'I am not going to Brazil because…'" on Storify] 'I am not going to Brazil because…' Hashtag trends worldwide as users protest Brazil's World Cup preparations and treatment of poor.
The Stream· Fri, Jun 06 2014 17:56:07
@eeLPiinii: "#IAmNotGoingToBrazilBecause these two pictures will tell you." @SoloEnDF: "#IAmNotGoingToBrazilBecause this is the sad reality in Brazil..."
Brazil has faced a number of setbacks and scandals in the run up to the World Cup, including
costs and delays to infrastructure projects, allegations of corruption, and numerous protests. On Wednesday, an estimated 10,000 people, mobilised by the Workers Without Homes Movement,
on Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians stadium demanding more government spending on things like education, infrastructure, and low-income housing.
@santiagojuva: "#IAmNotGoingToBrazilBecause poverty that exists in this country demonstrates that it is not worth supporting the World Cup."
Later in the week, a metro workers'
created chaos for commuters and severe highway congestion in Sao Paulo on Thursday and Friday. The opening match of the World Cup, between Brazil and Croatia, is set to take place in Sao Paulo next Thursday.
Many of Brazil's poorest people have been
impacted by the World Cup. The Popular Committee for the World Cup and Olympics
that more than 170,000 people have been forced from their homes due to the games.
The image below reads,
"I [love] football. I [do not love] the World Cup of Inequality Brazil 2014".
Futbol sí, pero no así
#NovoyaBrasilporque el pueblo brasileño solo perderá con el Mundial.InspirAction
@Leon_Enamorado_: "#IAmNotGoingToBrazilBecause while half the planet looks the other way, I cannot do so".
#NoVoyABrasilPorque mientras medio Planeta mira para otra parte, yo no puedo hacerlo:
#NoVoyABrasilPorque the people living in slums and being forced to prostitute themselves are not gaining anything.sheila❤️
Protests all over. Threatening conditions for outlanders. Crime sprees all over. No security at all.Daniel Viana Alencar
Brazil needs good education and health, not COPA. And much less of you gringos.#NoVoyABrasilPorqueRafaela Barros
#NoVoyABrasilPorque The Price of the World Cup (ENG/POR/ESP):
vía @YouTubeIn the dark side
Aside from the many protest tweets, others used the hashtag to give a simpler reason for why they would not attend.
@FedericoArreola: "I swear that #IAmNotGoingToBrazilBecause it is very expensive, a visa is mandatory, and Mexico will not win."
Les juro que #NoVoyABrasilPorque está muy caro, es obligatoria la visa y México no va a ser campeónFederico Arreola
@IGregoryHouse: "#IAmNotGoingToBrazilBecause I am poor and it's full of poor people, and they don't need any more poor people".
#NoVoyABrasilPorque Soy pobre y alla esta lleno de pobres, y ya no necesitan mas pobres.Dr. House