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Meanwhile, Brazil Continues Preparations For The World Cup … Hey, Who Threw That Brick?
Hmm. They didn’t mention this over at Travelocity.
In case you thought that some in Brazil were done grousing about the upcoming World Cup, folks in Sao Paulo decided to issue a reminder on Sunday that it’s still protest season. And now the unrest has an official name — you know, to put on t-shirts and stuff. “Operation Stop the World Cup”.
About 2,000 protesters took to the streets of Sao Paulo, with their main message being that resources should be going to medical and social services instead of building stadiums for The Cup. London Daily Mail:
“By rights we mean the people’s right to decent public services,” said university student Leonardo Pelegrini dos Santos.
“We are against the millions and millions of dollars being spent for the Cup. It is money should be invested in better health and education services and better transportation and housing.”
Fellow student Juliana Turno said: “This is a small sample of the protests that will happen when the World Cup begins and will be bigger than those of last year.”
And as we recall, those protests were pretty gnarly.
But will this conflict with the drug lords’ promised “World Cup of Terror”? Look, everyone can’t protest at the same time. One of you are going to have to wait for the Olympics.
All photos Getty Images.
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