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09 Jan 2019 | 11:31 AM UTC

Brazil: Protest planned in São Paulo January 10

The Free Pass Movement to hold rally in São Paulo on January 10 to protest increased bus fares; localized traffic disruptions expected

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Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

Individuals in São Paulo are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all protests as a precaution.

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