|Protesters wearing Brazilian flags|
Another popular uprising, another San Francisco solidarity rally.
Similar to the large-scale protests in Turkey prompting a San Francisco solidarity rally a few weeks ago, the recent multi-city Brazilian protests motivated some to organize a San Francisco solidarity rally with the Brazilian protests today.
|Protesters unfurled a large Brazilian flag|
|Protesters holding a sign listing the grievances of the Brazilian protest movement|
|A San Francisco sign draped over the large Brazilian flag|
Brazil is currently experiencing a widespread collapse of its infrastructure. There are problems with ports, airports, public transport, health and education. Brazil is not a poor country and the tax rates are extremely high. Brazilians see no reason to have such bad infrastructure when there is so much wealth that is so highly taxed. In the state capitals people spend up to four hours per day in traffic, either in their cars or on crowded public transport which is of very poor quality.
|One gripe of the protesters is Brazilian government spending|
on the World Cup in lieu of other social needs
|The protests in Brazil were catalyzed by a 20 cent public transportation fare hike|
|Balloons were plentiful at the rally|
|Univision was on the scene|