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09 Jan 2020 | 08:37 AM UTC

Brazil: Additional protest scheduled in São Paulo January 9 /update 1

Students organize another protest to oppose transportation fare hikes in São Paulo on January 9; transportation disruptions likely

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Event

Students have called for another protest in São Paulo on Thursday, January 9, to continue their opposition of a transportation fare hike. Participants are set to gather as of 17:00 at the Praça da Sé.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest. Skirmishes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

A related protest on January 7, saw several students arrested, damage to metro infrastructure, and some violence. Media reports indicate that police also seized a backpack containing ten Molotov cocktails.

Advice

Individuals in São Paulo are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate localized disruptions.