Last night the self-convoked street demonstrations in the main Brazilian cities decreased, but few are the leaders and unclear the motives, altough the reasons are the rise of the cost of public transport and the high investments in works related to the World Cup 2014 when some basic problems are being neglected.
With that balance, yesterday the Brazilians strove to understand the anti-Government protests that shook the country once a million protesters took the streets last Thursday night in dozens of cities, some facing the police and damaged windows of shops and Government buildings.
President Dilma Rousseff met with Brazilian Justice Minister and said that she was willing to meet with the leaders of movements which in recent days have called the protests and reiterated her “strong condemnation to the violence”.
Yesterday, the group behind the reversal of the increase in the rates of transport, ‘Pase libre’ movement, said that they would not convene any more protests.
Protests already claimed the lives of a young man who was hit by a car and a woman who worked as a street cleaner, in the city of Bethlehem, and who suffered a heart attack because of the tear gas. There are several injured and several detainees.
The protests have caused serious damage in cities and looting in the streets and a huge embarrassment to Brazil, which is organizing together with FIFA, the Confederations Cup from last week that it is a test of the World Cup of next year.