9 cent hike causes clashes on Brazil streets
June 18th, 2013
04:08 AM ET

9 cent hike causes clashes on Brazil streets

Nine cents have been enough to make tens of thousands of Brazilians cry foul for a week.

For the demonstrators who have transformed streets in Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte into protest battlegrounds, it isn't so much that the price of a bus ticket went up from 3.00 to 3.20 reais ($1.38 to $1.47).

The small bump in fare was the straw that broke the camel's back in a much larger issue, and protesters plan to march again Tuesday to vent their anger.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I am much more wary of social-justice issues involving money than of social issues involving freedom.

    June 18, 2013 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    For some people, freedom is money.

    June 18, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Yes banasy. That is true.

      June 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    that indeed is true@banasy
    And the two are perhaps intertwined.

    June 18, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      For many people, it is, saywhat.
      I hope the Brazilian authorities address the citizens concerns.

      June 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Renato Chanquini

    it's not for the cents , it's way more than that .... Corruption , lack of attention in public health , Education , WARNING FOR THE PEOPLE PLANING TO COME FOR THE WORLD CUP , OUR COUNTRY iS A MESS , VIOLENCE , POLICE Corruption ...it's a shame ..... and will take a long way to solve this ....

    June 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tayna

    I'm brazilian like Renato and i can tell you! IS NOT ABOUT CENTS! Its about MONEY, our money! We are sick about violence and corruption!!

    June 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tatiane

    You dont know waht u talking about. Do u know BraSil? Do u ever been in BraSil? I guess not.....

    June 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    you are right most have not.But its our way & way of our politicos to pass judgements, lecture and philosophize about cultures & nations we know zilch about.

    June 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wut

    That cop's face is "derped". Maybe he's working for 35 cents an hour and wonders why poor people worry about 9 cents.

    June 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |