• Categories
  • Archives

Cry of Excluded Brings Brazilians to the Streets

The traditional Independence Day march of the “Cry of the Excluded” brought some 6,000 people to the Ipiranga Monument on September 7. Participants included representatives of the homeless, the handicapped, Indians, women and other socially active groups, as well as worker unions.

The coordinator of the event, Benedito Roberto Barbosa, called it a huge success.


“Fantastic. We had a really diverse group here. This occurred at the moment we are trying to do something about this problem with homeless people being killed on the city’s streets,” he said.

Barbosa said the country was going through a good moment with renewed economic growth, but that much more was needed.


“We march for employment, healthcare, education and housing. We want a different Brazil. On the street you can feel that much remains to be done,” he said.

In Aparecide do Norte, a pilgrimage town between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, an estimated 60,000 people participated in the Cry of the Excluded march.


According to the march coordinator, Luiz Gonzaga da Silva, aka Gegê, the turnout shows that people are aware of the need to make demands on the government.


“People understand what we are doing,” he declared. “But we have to make our demands clear and continue to pressure the government. It is not enough to show up only on the Cry of the Excluded day.”

Agência Brasil
Reporter:Flávia Albuquerque
Translator: Allen Bennett

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil's Landless bury their dead from the Eldorado dos Carajás massacre, in 1996

Brazil: 11 Years After Police Massacre of 19 Landless Nobody Has Been Punished

Brazilians just commemorated the 11th anniversary of the Massacre at Eldorado dos Carajás on ...

Russia’s Sale of Air Defense System to Brazil Complicates Any US Fighter Deal

According to a report on the Sunday edition of daily Correio Braziliense, the possible ...

Brazil: Guns Couldn’t Silence Her

I found his body covered in blood. I took his hand, cleaned his eyes ...

Brazil wants better trained workforce in dairy sector

Family Tradition Not Enough: Brazil Sends Its Dairy Farmers to School

The region of São Luiz dos Montes Belos, in the mid-western Brazilian state of ...

IMF: Brazil and Latin America’s Outlook and Challenges

Global growth reached a three decade high in 2004. Growth is projected to slow ...

Brazil Breaks Another Gang Smuggling Women and Children to the US

The Brazilian Federal Police have announced arrests of at least three people in the ...

US Getting 20,000-a-Month Water-Saving Toilet Bowls from Brazil

Catering to the demand from consumers who struggle with water scarcity, as well as ...

Forest Cloth Is the Main Ingredient of This Brazilian Fair

Blankets, purses and sandals made out of the Pará rubber tree sap will be ...

94% of Brazilians Worry a Gun Might Spoil Their Day

Close to 100% of Brazilians are worried about becoming a victim of a gun. ...

Brazil Tries to Change the US Mind on Plane Sale to Venezuela

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva assured Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, that the ...