Vast demonstrations, in some cases of more than a 100,000 people, have swept through Brazil in at least a dozen major cities, with protesters calling for better public services and an end to corruption.
In general, the protesters have been portrayed as “troublemakers” and “vandals” by mainstream media, but this has been refuted by the testimonies of citizen journalists that have taken the Internet by storm, reporting violent aggression from police.
Protestors have been met with brutal violence - a volley of pepper spray, rubber bullets and tear gas from police, with hundreds of people arrested during a June 13 protest in São Paulo.
Sign this petition to show you stand in solidarity with protestors in Brazil, and their right to demand affordable services like transport, housing, education, and healthcare, without being met with violence.
Dear President Rousseff
We sign this petition to show we stand in solidarity with protestors in Brazil, and their right to demand affordable services like transport, housing, education, and healthcare, without being met with police violence. We deplore the use of rubber bullets, tear gas, mass arrest, and the dismissal of non-violent, concerned citizens as 'vandals' or 'troublemakers'.
Please, stop this brutal behaviour and listen to your citizens.
[Your Name Here]