You may have heard of the protests that are happening in Brazil's main cities. Tonight, I took part of the protests, and our police showed a severe lack of preparation. Close to 15 thousand people were at the streets, and even acting peacefully (sitting down in front of the police, chanting pacifists slogans), we were tear-gassed and rubber-shot like crazy. But don't take my word from it, you can see it here
EDIT: more misbehavior! The police seems to be arresting people at random, since vandalism happened and the police should have arrested someone. The problem is, they did that picking people randomly, sometimes after the protests were over.
Oh me yarm. What are you protesting?
Why are you doing something that dangerous?
I hate those Stupid explosions. Don't you?
Good Grief. Rubber Bullets are Bullets!
Those things can Hurt you.
Those things can Kill a human being.
Do not go play in the Street if The Police act like that.
The Police are better armed than you are. Right?
If you have weapons I don't want to Know!
You can go Armed with Charm! That is All!
What have 'they' got? Conventional Warfare, Chemical Warfare, Psychological Warfare, Biological Warfare.
You? You have Charm? Where?
They have All the stuff and you have Nothing?
Why are you Protesting? Is it important? What?
You need some Weapons. Charm. And....Feather Boas and Bubbles!
Signs? What for? It was Night and the Police are not being Paid to Read your stupid signs.
I am sorry you need to protest. I was had to at one time, also.
It was a bad situation. It is not much better, now. Worse for some of us.
I am sorry you need to protest. Protests are Tricky.
It is so easy for Bad Guys to pretend to be Good Guys and make so much trouble.
When Protesting there must be Rules for Both Sides. It is Like Going to Church.
Well! It is! The Behavior you would feel good about in Church is good protesting behavior.
Who is throwing Rocks? The fifteen year old boy/men? Those guys have been trouble sense the Trojan Wars.
So easily manipulated into doing Stupid stuff. Is it a Season your people have?
Detroit had a Riot season for a while. It started with Halloween Night. It was a mess for a while.
Small Riots would break out from Time to Time in the summer. Halloween Night was called Devil's Night.
Children and Adults were out moving through neighborhoods. The fifteen to eighteen year olds were not The Problem.
They sure know a good time when they see it. Detroit burned every Halloween for a few years.
It was a night when people's inhibitions were lowered. People that did not know it was Halloween lost their homes and businesses.
It took great effort from a lot of people to stop Devil's Night. It did stop. I hope it stopped.
I am not a fan of Anarchy. Fifteen year old boys are attracted to Anarchy the way a Moth is attracted to Flame.
Why are You clashing with the Police? What did you do? What do you want to have happen that is not happening.
I do not know one thing about Brazil.
ok I know two things.
1. Brazil is in The Americas.
2. Brazil has beef. Black Angus, beef.
More beef than anyone anywhere throughout all time. Brazil has more beef than Texas. Did someone do something to The Beef?
15 thousand people?
At night because people have other things to do during the day?
At night because it is too hot to protest during the day?
I do understand that reason for being out at night.
Protesting is harder than it looks and can be so boring.
Yes. Protesting is a Thankless activity.
Why are you doing it? Are you doing it Right?
Will you be going back out?
What do you have on your list?
Feather boas? Bubbles? Water? Sidewalk Chalk?
Sandwiches? Fruit? Wet Wipes?
Take Grandma. The old girl might enjoy it.
She might think you are all nuts. So behave your selves.
Take something for the Police.
What do they want? To use their tools?
That is not good. What person has tools and toys they do not want to use?
Those guys get paid to use those tools.
Using the tools is better than the pay.
The pay for them is better than the pay for you. It's not Fair!
They get all the Job Satisfaction and they get Paid. it's not Fair!
Oh. See? I can get myself all worked up about that kind of thing.
Protests are a part of my personal and national history.
Protests can be Nice. It is best to not really care about The Issue.
Make friends with The Police. It is such good advice. I can't do it.
Maybe they will like you. They take one look at me and don't like me.
Then I talk and they are Sure they don't like me.
They don't listen to me. They are listening to their Coach.
They are a Team and They have a Boss. That Guy they listen to.
Who is it in your town? That is a well protected human being.
Do you know who gives those orders? Someone knows.
What is The Issue? Is it a Fairness problem.
I hear humans have a strong sense of Justice.
When we are Not treated fairly we get all upset.
I do. A protest of One is even More boring than a protest of 15 thousand people.
What would make 15 thousand people leave their homes to go out to have fun and protest?
People do like a 'get together'.
Now; What fraction of that population would think or feel so strongly that they would leave their homes and go out some place dangerous that is not very much fun to protest? Why? I will ask the internet.
The Random arrests are a bad sign.
I read a policy paper that outlined that sort of thing.
It is a very bad thing. People disappearing is so very demoralizing to everyone.
I am sorry you need to protest.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/ ... 1H20130621
That is Wonderful in a strange way.
Public Transportation is for The Public!
They are Right!
If you get free transportation, please, do not forget what a Treasure it is.
Some people complain no matter what they have.
Some people treat Public things terribly.
That is often the argument for making The People pay.
The very least you can do is get Free Fairs.
After that what will you Get?
It is not funny. I know it is not funny.
But; If you squint and look at it, just, right;
Well; It looks like God spoke to the hearts of The People.
Free Fair was a small Fringe Element.
God sent them a lot of Protesters.
That is Funny. The People have spoken?
Is it The Voice of God? I doubt it.
God can take the credit. Free Faire! Free Faire!
I like it! Will it drive up Taxes? Maybe, No.
It will improve the quality of Life for the Poor, Children and Others.
You are doing a Good Thing.
Don't break windows and take very good care of the Busses and Trains.
Of course, there will always be problems. Free Fairs will Help those that need help.
To reduce the Taxes for Multimillionaires is easier to do and costs the Nation more.
Inflation? I am sorry. Inflation is not something the head of state can fix all by her own self.
Inflation is a Huge problem. You know smart people. Has someone been messing with your economy?
Hospitals? Do you need better Oversight? Are your people turned away from Hospitals?
I know how awful it can be.
One person is getting Expensive and Well delivered care for a strange and difficult to manage disorder or disease;
Across a membrane;
Just over there;
On the Outside of glass doors is a person that is dying of a common and easily treated disease.
It occurred to me one night as I was delivering care. "I can not afford the care I am delivering."
There are many things to protest.
Free Fairs are a reasonable Request.
It seems you have God's blessing to Free up The Fairs.
It will be good for All of you.
How wonderful it will be.
No worrying about having enough money to get home at night.
Your busses are crowded Now!
Wait until the fairs are free!
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.