Brazilians Rally Against Government

In a week's worth of protests in June 2013, Brazilians showed their anger at the government's spending priorities.

In a week's worth of protests in June 2013, Brazilians showed their anger at the government's spending priorities.

Protesters Gather


Protesters gather in Curitiba in southern Brazil to begin their nightly protest. All photos are from June 17, 2013. Photo: Vinicius Ferreira/Youth Journalism Int'l

University Rally


Demonstrators rally in front of the Federal University of Parana in Curitiba. They are angry about how the government is allocating funds for health care and education. Photo: Vinicius Ferreira/Youth Journalism Int'l

Standing Guard


Police officers stand guard in one of the state government buildings of Parana. Brazil hosts the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, and some citizens feel the money could be better spent improving the country. Photo: Vinicius Ferreira/Youth Journalism Int'l

Scaling Fence


A protester attempts to scale the gate police erected in front of a government building in Curitiba. Photo: Vinicius Ferreira/Youth Journalism Int'l

Emergency Meeting


Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff called an emergency Cabinet meeting Friday to address the week's worth of unrest. Photo: Vinicius Ferreira/Youth Journalism Int'l

Police Response


Riot police were called in to break up the violent protests using tear gas and rubber bullets. Photo: Vinicius Ferreira/Youth Journalism Int'l

Burning Buildings


Despite efforts by some demonstrators to keep the protests non-violent, others burned government buildings and smashed storefronts. Photo: Vinicius Ferreira/Youth Journalism Int'l