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Protests Turn Violent in Sao Paulo (1...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
21 Jun 2013

Thousands of protesters took over the streets of Sao Paulo throughout the past week, against the rise in public transportation costs and expenses paid by the Brazilian government to host the Confederations Cup and World Cup in 2014. The wave of protests grew. There were clashes with police, invasion of public buildings, many hospitalized and arrested. Now the protests are calmer and the government is responding with a series of important changes required by Social Movements and protestants.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (28 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
21 Jun 2013

Rioters arguing and fighting during a demonstration over their opposing ideologies. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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Inside 969 Movement 29
By Ruom
20 Jun 2013

June 17, 2013
Mawlamyine, Burma

Thaddhamma, one of the leaders of the 969 movement, teaches a group of business men, from Yangons biggest whole sale market, about patriotism and Buddhism.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (27 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Clashes erupted between police officers and rioters as they broke into banks and shops, as officers arrested at least eight people for theft. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (26 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Two police officers stand by as protesters tried to invade the Mayor's Palace and set fire to a vehicle belonging to the press. Clashes erupted between police officers and rioters as they broke into banks and shops, as officers arrested at least eight people for theft. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (25 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (23 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Protesters tried to invade the Mayor's Palace and set fire to a vehicle belonging to the press. Clashes erupted between police officers and rioters as they broke into banks and shops, as officers arrested at least eight people for theft. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (21 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Violent clashes erupted when police arrested at least 200 demonstrators as they tried to break into the Mayor's Palace. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (19 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Protesters tried to invade the Mayor's Palace and set fire to a vehicle belonging to the press. Clashes erupted between police officers and rioters as they broke into banks and shops, as officers arrested at least eight people for theft. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (20 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Violent clashes erupted when police arrested at least 200 demonstrators as they tried to break into the Mayor's Palace. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (24 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Protesters tried to invade the Mayor's Palace and set fire to a vehicle belonging to the press. Clashes erupted between police officers and rioters as they broke into banks and shops, as officers arrested at least eight people for theft. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (18 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Violent clashes erupted when police arrested at least 200 demonstrators as they tried to break into the Mayor's Palace. In early June, thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (22 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Protesters tried to invade the Mayor's Palace and set fire to a vehicle belonging to the press. Clashes erupted between police officers and rioters as they broke into banks and shops, as officers arrested at least eight people for theft. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (16 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Many Brazilians gathered to protest government investments made in preparation for the 2014 World Cup, rather than in areas such as healthcare and education. In early June, thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (7 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
18 Jun 2013

Police officers attempt to control rioting residents, as they refuse to obey and raise their arms and signs to them. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (6 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
18 Jun 2013

Protesters wear masks to protect themselves from tear gas as one man raises a sign that reads, "Yes! I'm asking for $0.20 real!", and puts his hand out pretending to collect the fee he demands. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (4 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
18 Jun 2013

At least 65.000 people gathered in a wave of protests that took over Sao Paulo in early June, as they peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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Inside 969 Movement 27
By Ruom
17 Jun 2013

June 17, 2013
Mawlamyine, Burma

Monk Wimala, one of the founders of the 969 movement, shows a map in his Monastery in Mawlamyine. The map illustrates the group's belief that some arabs countries are financing the Burmese Muslims in order to overcome the Buddhist majority.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By U.S. Editor
14 Jun 2013

A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Authorities said the rise was well below inflation, which since the last price increase in January 2011 has been 15.5%, according to official figures. Violent clashes erupted when police arrested at least 200 demonstrators as they tried to break into the Mayor's Palace. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (11 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

Police officers fired bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulted some participants and bystanders during a wave of protests that took over Sao Paulo in early June. Thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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Protests Turn Violent in Sao Paulo (1...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

Thousands of protesters took over the streets of Sao Paulo throughout the past week, against the rise in public transportation costs and expenses paid by the Brazilian government to host the Confederations Cup and World Cup in 2014. The wave of protests grew. There were clashes with police, invasion of public buildings, many hospitalized and arrested. Now the protests are calmer and the government is responding with a series of important changes required by Social Movements and protestants.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (13 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

Remnants of trash and burnt material are scattered on the streets of Sao Paulo after a wave of protests took over the city in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (10 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

Police officers fired bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulted some participants and bystanders during a wave of protests that took over Sao Paulo in early June. Thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (8 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

Clouds of tear gas cover the streets of Sao Paulo, during a wave of protests that took over the city in early June. Thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (14 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

Police officers fired bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulted some participants and bystanders during a wave of protests that took over Sao Paulo in early June. Thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (9 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

A man tries to defend himself from attacks as police officers resorted to violent tactics to stop the protests that took over Sao Paulo in early June. Thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (5 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

Police officers arrested a group of demonstrators as they began to march throughout the city. A wave of protests took over Sao Paulo in early June, as thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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Inside 969 Movement 19
By Ruom
13 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

One of the Mosques destroyed by religious violence that took place at the end of March in Meiktila.

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Inside 969 Movement 20
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Muslim men can now only pray at home in Meiktila after all the mosques have been either closed or raised to the ground because of the religious violence that took place in the town at the end of March.

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Inside 969 Movement 21
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Families are escorted back by police to a refugee camp that holds Muslims who have been displaced by the violence that took place at the end of March in Meiktila.

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Inside 969 Movement 16
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Women walk through Chan Aye's area, that was completely destroyed by the religious violence that took place in Meiktila at the end of March.

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Inside 969 Movement 18
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

One of the areas destroyed by religious violence that took place at the end of March in Meiktila.

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Inside 969 Movement 17
By Ruom
11 Jun 2013

June 11, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

A woman, who returned to her destroyed home in Meiktila, recovers pieces of a burnt Hindu book explaining the teachings of Islam. The Muslim community started a 7 day clean up program escorted by armed police.

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Inside 969 Movement 15
By Ruom
11 Jun 2013

June 11, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Muslims return to their destroyed homes, under police protection, and start a 7 days clean up process after the March riots in Meiktila. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 820 buildings were completely destroyed and 44 people were killed.

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Inside 969 Movement 10
By Ruom
10 Jun 2013

June 9, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

U Kamasara, head monk of Thita Sa Waita Gu Monastery, near Mandalay, regularly preaches about the 969 movement.

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Inside 969 Movement 04
By Ruom
09 Jun 2013

June 9, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Daw Kyim Myaing a prominent member of the 969 civil movement, she chose to serve Monk Wirathu and makes breakfast every morning in the monastery.

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Inside 969 Movement 07
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Monk Wirathu supervises an exam at Masoeyein Monastery in Mandalay.

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Inside 969 Movement 05
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Monks and lay people look at anti-muslim propaganda posters in front of Monk Wirathu's home at the Masoeyein Monastery.

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Inside 969 Movement 06
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Monk Wirathu is welcomed by supporters at this pagoda in Mandalay. Since publicly promoting the 969 movement on social networks, Wirathu has been labeled as the 'Buddhist Bin Laden'.

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Inside 969 Movement 13
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 7, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Muslims leave the Joon mosque after prayer time. For security purposes and fear of more religious clashes, the gates to the neighborhood, surrounding the mosque, are closed at night time.