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07 Dec 2019 | 03:04 AM UTC

Brazil: Nationwide demonstrations scheduled December 8

Group schedules nationwide demonstrations for policy change December 8; associated transportation disruptions and heightened security measures expected



The Vem Pra Rua group has called for nationwide demonstrations on Sunday, December 8, to demand the government write a repeal to a Supreme Court decision banning the detention of convicts prior to their final appeal efforts are heard. Demonstrations are to be expected in most urban centers, including in the following cities:

Large crowds, as well as transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of all protests.


Individuals across Brazil are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.