Vandalism and Looting amid Protests during Confederations Cup in Brazil

By Geraldine Cook
June 21, 2013

A democratic movement started on social networks a few months ago in the form of peaceful and democratic needs for a significant portion of the population. Outraged by high taxes, bad services (transportation, health, and others), overcharged costs of soccer stadiums, ongoing corruption, scandals and impunity, people from different segments of society chose the Confederations Cup, a time in which the Brazilian federal government would be very exposed, to start the concentrations and protests in the streets of many capitals and medium-sized cities throughout Brazil.