The last big protest in Sao Paulo thursday was marked by the brutality that the police acted upon the protesters. There are multiple reports affirming that they attacked without provocation to a, until then, peaceful protest. They attacked everyone: protesters, passersby, journalists and photographers (which identified themselves), old and young, with batons, rubber bullets, pepper sprays, and tear gas.
This was just one of many images around the news outlets, but it was one of the most striking.
More than 100 civilians were wounded, many were taken to police stations for *reasons* (like carring vinegar).
People in buildings recording images were attacked with tear gas.
It wasn't pretty to say the least, on the bright side it pissed off so many people in social media that the protest made an unprecedented growth. About 20.000 people went to thursday's protest in Sao Paulo, today's protest in Sao Paulo almost 300.000 confirmed they would go, that just in Sao Paulo (I really doubt everyone will show up, but it is a really high number nevertheless), multiple protests are happening in cities across Brasil.
I hope you make out of it unharmed man, I wish I could be there.
edited 17th Jun '13 2:48:29 PM by runoeddie