Day 6: The Brazil protests in four scenes
Originally aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Day 6 short radio doc strand ‘Day 6’ on June 21st 2013.
A million Brazilians demonstrated across the country this week in response to a transit fee hike. It was the last straw for citizens, who believe their government is spending more money on stadiums and sports venues for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games than they are on basic social services like health care and education. From Rio de Janeiro, here are four snapshots of how people are reacting to the protests in the country.