Leaders of the Free Pass Movement (FPM) are calling for a demonstration in São Paulo on Thursday, January 10, to protest the recent increase in bus fares. The protest is scheduled to start at 17:00 (local time) in front of the Municipal Theater. While the rally is expected to remain peaceful, a heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around the protest site.
The price of municipal bus and rail fares increased in São Paulo on January 7. City leaders have justified rising the cost of public transportation tickets to meet current inflation levels. The FPM organized similar protests in 2013 against increasing bus fares.
Individuals in São Paulo are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all protests as a precaution.