Protests Ignite in Brazil as World Cup Nears



Cities across Brazil were wracked by protests again on Friday as citizens try to bring attention to the injustices they feel surround World Cup construction.

At least 18 cities have experienced waves of strikes and crime over the past week as riots continue ahead of the World Cup, which is set to begin on June 12. Police have gone on strike in many cities over the past week — leading to a string of murders in one — as have the military, bus drivers, museum workers, teachers and even geologists. They are protesting a variety of things — from the money spent on stadium construction while there is an acute need for schools and low-income housing, to the dangers inherent in the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Read more…

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