Tuesday 17 October 2017

Tear gas a reminder of the inequality of daily life

The protests continue in Brazil
The protests continue in Brazil

Joe Molloy

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.

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