Brazil: Police clashes with protesters at Sao Paolo demo against transport fare hikes

Police clashed with protesters in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, as people took to the streets to demonstrate against rising public transport ticket prices in the city. Stun grenades and tear gas were reportedly deployed by the authorities and 15 people were detained. According to local media reports, rubber bullets were also fired at protesters, with one photojournalist being shot in the knee while... Еще attempting to record the event. A 7.5 percent increase in the price of bus and subway tickets was announced in December by Sao Paulo's mayor Bruno Covas and came into effect on January 7. The demonstrations were organised by the Free Fare Movement, who advocate for the adoption of free public transportation.

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