“It’s a TV show, only the emotional damage is real.”
- Steven Moffat
During this week, in many cities in Brazil, people have taken the streets to protest against bus fare increases. All the manifestations began pacifically but most of them ended with brutal repression from the Military Police. They use mace, tear gas bombs and rubber bullets.
The police arrested more than 50 people for carrying vinegar. Yes, vinegar. They were going to use it to protect their eyes and noses from the mace and the tear gas and they were arrested for it.
Our media insists in showing the protesters as vandalists and the police as just doing their job, but luckily we can count on the real information coming from the people who were there.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=658874737474532 In this video we can see some protesters shouting “NO VIOLENCE!” and the police responding with random shots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=043RmwFwero - In this one, we can see the protesters being dispelled by the rubber shots and from 0:44 on we can see around 4 or 5 police officers cornering and beating up a journalist.
The media also insists in saying that the protesters somehow began the violence by throwing stones or bottles at the police officers and their cars. In this video we can see one of them intentionally breaking their own car’s window: http://youtu.be/kxPNQDFcR0U
The protests WON’T STOP. BRAZIL WILL STOP UNTIL THEY HEAR US. The media wants to show the protesters as terrorists. We are fighting for the people but the media doesn’t want the people to be united.
International media has already started giving some attention to the protests:
But we need to show the world what REALLY is going on. We cannot trust our media. This is barely a democracy anymore.
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