Tear gas a reminder of the inequality of daily life
Published 02/07/2014 | 02:30
A very enjoyable sojourn in Fortaleza over the weekend culminated in tear gas and rubber bullets.
I had travelled to the heat of the north for the Netherlands-Mexico game on Sunday and in the hours before my departure on Monday, a new energy took hold of the area.
As football fans and tourists enjoyed the sunshine, some 200 construction workers marched through one of Fortaleza's main streets. A truck, decked out with speakers, was surrounded by men who are looking for improved salaries, healthcare and other basic requirements.