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Brazil: Favela Residents Protest Police Killings

HeadlinesJun 24, 2014

In Brazil, anti-World Cup protests are continuing across the country even amidst celebrations over Brazil’s latest triumph on the field. On Monday, demonstrators marched in Porto Alegre, São Paulo and the capital Brasília to protest mass expenditures and displacement caused by the event. In Fortaleza, construction workers demanded higher pay as Brazil spends an estimated $11.5 billion on the most expensive World Cup on record. In Rio de Janeiro, hundreds of people marched past reveling fans to denounce police violence against residents of the favela neighborhoods.

Fransérgio Goulart: "This is a protest against the Cup and state violence and the UPP (Pacifying Police Unit). I live in Manguinhos, and since the UPP have been there, five people have been murdered by state hands. This idea that the UPP are pacifiers is a farce. I live in Manguinhos, and those who live in Manguinhos and who live in the favelas know. It is a continual policy about controlling the people. In less than two years in Manguinhos, more than five young people have been killed."

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