Black September: War and Fascism in Brazil

Posted: September 8, 2013 in news
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Last update: Monday, 16 September, 09:00 PM with the video below showing the violent action of the military police of Rio de Janeiro against protesters and journalists, with English subtitles:

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Rio de Janeiro, this Saturday, September 7: After invasion of demonstrators on parade, grouping of special forces goes into action and uses gas bombs at all, even those who were just watching the parade:

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Fortaleza, this Saturday, 7 September: Another example of censorship to the right of free speech and the police crackdown on legitimate demonstrations in Brazil:

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São Paulo, this Saturday, September 7. Police running over a protester and does a massacre in Av. Paulista:

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Belo Horizonte, this Saturday, September, 7: “The military police is here to guarantee peace and order!” says the police officer. Oh yeah? Why he didn’t say that to his subordinates?”

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Pernambuco, this Saturday. September 7. Police repress and arrest protesters, mostly women. At 01:50s: After throwing the girl inside the van, the police officer shouts: “fuck off, fuck!”

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Brasilia, this Saturday, September 7. Police officer says for protesters don’t overpass the police limit. Protesters comply the limit and even then are attacked with pepper spray. “Why did you do that, sir?” asks the reporter. “Because I wanted. You could go there and denounce, ok?”

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Independence for who?

são pauloThis Saturday, 7 September, the day of independence of Brazil, thousands of people took to the streets in dozens of cities across the country to protest against government corruption and the indifference of the rulers with the population’s basic needs in health, education, transportation and public safety, but were again repulsed by the police force.

Oriented to prevent any act of contrary demonstration to the political forces who are in power, the military police, the armed wing of corrupt rulers, attacked protesters and journalists with the usual brutality: rubber bullets, tear gas, stun grenades, water trucks, batons and even dogs, chasing people through the streets and promoting scenes of terror and urban warfare.

At the photo, at right an old woman show a banner where is written “political scoundrel has to be hunted”, an allusion to the congressman Natan Donadon, convicted of corruption that continues to exercise its mandate.

Hundreds of people were arrested, dozens were injured by military weaponry, like shrapnel of bombs and rubber bullets, and at least one person died when he was hit by a car while fleeing the persecution of the military police. The police crackdown on protesters continued throughout the day and was extended until late at night, especially in the cities of São Paulo, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro.

printRio governor Sergio Cabral tore up the constitution. Members of Black Bloc rip and burn the symbols of repression and put in place a black flag representing the movement in search of the lost liberty.

1President Dilma arrives at Rolls-Royce for the presidential parade at the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia. The farce of Brazilian democracy fell at once: the current government is steeped in the largest corruption scandals ever seen in the political history of Brazil.

The following text was taken from the site of The New York Times. Paula Ramon contributed reporting from São Paulo, Brazil; Lucy Jordan from Brasília; and Taylor Barnes from Rio de Janeiro. Read the original post here. The photos are from sites G1 and UOL.

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in dozens of cities across Brazil on Saturday and were dispersed violently by the police while mounting some of the most vigorous expressions of anger with governing institutions since an outburst of antigovernment demonstrations shook the political establishment in June.

Still, fewer people turned out on Saturday in major cities compared with the numbers in the earlier wave of mass protests, pointing to the way that the broad flare-up of public ire has given way to an array of more fragmented movements, some of which have been struggling in the face of crackdowns by Brazilian security forces.

“This whole government only knows how to rob us,” said Naiana Vinuto, 25, a management student among the protesters in Rio de Janeiro, expressing anger about political corruption in different parts of Brazil’s vast public bureaucracy.

Police officers in riot gear faced off in Rio’s old center with hundreds of demonstrators, arresting at least 24 people. As in the other cities, the protests here were organized to challenge the military parades commemorating Brazil’s independence. People attending the parade, including children, suffered from tear-gas inhalation as the police tried to disperse the protests.

Elsewhere, hundreds of protesters in Maceió, a city in northeast Brazil, halted a military parade altogether and the security detail of Teotônio Vilela Filho, the governor of Alagoas State, hastily removed him from the scene, according to televised reports. In Brasília, the capital, protesters were dispersed by the police with pepper spray as they tried to get near Congress.

Resentment of Brazil’s legislature continues to fester, especially after lawmakers recently held a secret vote to allow Natan Donadon, a congressman from Rondônia State in the Amazon, to retain his seat even after he was sent to prison this year for embezzling public funds. Brazil’s highest court is reviewing a challenge to that vote.

“Currently, politics is a dirty game of exchanges,” said Graciara Albuquerque, 32, a protester in Brasília, citing the vote allowing Mr. Donadon to keep his seat. “They always are in favor of their own interests,” she said.

Protesters in Brasília also tried to gather around the stadium where the national soccer teams of Brazil and Australia were slated to play, reflecting widespread anger over spending on lavish stadiums for the World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Brazil in 2014, while many public hospitals and schools remain in deplorable condition.

Security forces, including police officers on horseback, tried to disperse the protesters in Brasília. Amid the tumult, two photojournalists were attacked by police dogs, according to local news reports. One of the photographers, who works for the Reuters news agency, was injured and removed from the scene by the police, apparently so he could receive medical care, the newspaper Folha de São Paulo reported.

In São Paulo, demonstrators shut down Avenida Paulista, the city’s most prominent thoroughfare, and there were reports of protesters vandalizing bank offices. “I’m protesting because I want a decent home,” said Maria Pier de Britto, 44, a maid in São Paulo. “For me, housing is Brazil’s biggest problem, after the health care system.”

See the gallery below and do not misunderstand: the photos are not from Egypt or Syria. This is Brazil today.

2Politicians and governments send the police beating, arresting and killing protesters. Behind this mask there is more than flesh and blood. Behind this mask there is an idea and ideas are bullet rubber proof, tear gas, batons or pepper spray. Caetano Veloso poses for a photo as Black Bloc and calls the people to take to the streets masked on this September Seven.

4Protesters and members of the Black Bloc march towards the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia.

3Protesters raise banner saying “no corruption” during a protest against corruption in Brasilia this Saturday.

5Thousands of people protest in front of the National Congress, the stage of the biggest corruption scandals of all time in the country.

67The response from politicals is given by the military police: rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, batons, water trucks and dogs.

91011Journalist from Folha, Fábio Braga (first photo) and photographer Ueslei Marcelino from REUTERS, were attacked by police dogs in front of the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia.

12NINJA reporter is attacked by MPs this afternoon while transmitting live and photographing police action in Sao Paulo. Paul Ishizuka, 23, received blows to the head and the body until be released.

15Military police attack one demonstrator during protest near City Hall in São Paulo.

1634In the square João Mendes in São Paulo, a policeman has made a series of shots. A bullet ricocheted down and grazed the chin of a photographer. Police are using lethal weapons against the population.

17Members of Black Bloc march on the streets against Governor Geraldo Alckmin, involved in a scandal of corruption and fraud in the São Paulo Metro.

18In Rio de Janeiro the photographer Matias Maxx was taken into custody by a police officer.

19Photo of the moment of the arrest of journalist Patrick Granja, from Journal New Democracy. See the video below when uncontrolled policemen made his arrest. The police do not take the journalist directly to the police station, but run with him for an hour through several neighborhoods of Rio as a form of psychological torture:

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20Rio: Protester wounded by a bomb that exploded near his foot. The bomb of moral effect, when it explodes very close to the body, can cause a big damage to human or even limb amputation.

21Rio: Protester carries a banner saying “Where’s Amarildo?” resident of the Favela da Rocinha who has been missing since he was abducted by military police on July 14.

23Lone protester dressed as Batman walks through the center of Rio de Janeiro in protest against the law banning the wearing of masks in demonstrations and that allows any protester wearing a mask to be arrested and detained by police.

All the photos at next: Before, during and after the military parade to commemorate the September Seven, police attacked protesters, turning downtown Rio again in a war scenario.

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31 3246Parents and children who have been watching the military parade ended up being trapped in the stands and hit by tear gas.

35Two tear gas were thrown by the Military Police within the NGO Sociedade Viva Cazuza in Laranjeiras in the South Zone of Rio, where are about 25 HIV positive children between 1 and 15 years. At the time of the incident, they had been placed inside the house because of the noise. But three employees inhaled smoke.

40 41Participant in the parade September 7 suffers badly because of the tear gas and still gets hit by a car of the Military Police who absconded without provide relief to the victim. See the video with the moment of the running over and the arrest of the photographer Matias Maxx:

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33Woman injured in the head by truncheon stroke given by a police officer.

WARNING: SHOCKING IMAGES

Vítor Araújo, 19, is a young always present in the demonstrations. On September 7 he was hit in the right eye by a shrapnel of bomb thrown by the Military Police of São Paulo and lost 95 percent of eye sight. Until when society will allow the police force to continue acting violently against the people and being used as a private militia in defense of cowards and corrupt politicians?

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1314 Vitor Araújo, one of the occupants of the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo, is injured in the eye in attack by military police this Saturday afternoon. His lost the vision.

45Sunday, 8 September: The protester Vitor Araújo, who was hit by shrapnel of a bomb, remains hospitalized at the Hospital das Clinicas in São Paulo. His lost the right eye vision. 

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