"The people finally woke up" … and they won't be going back to sleep.
This phrase, heard from the four corners of Brazil this Monday, reflected a infectious sentiment felt everywhere. The hours past midnight saw thousands of people still on the streets – and on social networks – sharing emotions, images and memories of a day that has already become history in the country.
Never before has a Monday been so eagerly awaited by so many people. One hundred, two hundred, three hundred-thousand, the exact number does not matter anymore. Brazilians occupied their streets as they haven't done for a very long time; shouting clearly and loudly what was previously stuck in their throat.
It was not only about the increase in public transport fares. The initial protests in the past two weeks were... Read more >