Brazil protesters march against bus fare hike

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 05:30

Rio De Janeiro: Hundreds of protesters are demonstrating in Rio de Janeiro`s streets against a 10-cent hike in bus fares.

Some roads in the center of Rio, which will serve as the 2016 Olympic city, were blocked last night as demonstrators carried banners calling for a reversal of the fare hike, along with more investments in education and health care.

Brazilians frustrated with woeful public services despite a high tax burden in June launched massive anti-governments protests around the country.

Their anger has also been stoked by the billions being spent to host this year`s World Cup and the Rio Olympics.

The protests have dwindled in size in recent months. But they remain violent with frequent clashes between police and demonstrators.

AFP

First Published: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 05:30

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