Taking to the streets was about calling for positive change. Teacher Simone Matias said the government had got its priorities all wrong, complaining: “The country has the money to host the Olympics and the World Cup. Where is the money for education, and for health and for everything else?”
Doctor Angela Tenorio said: “We have to unify to destroy the corrupt. We don’t have politicians, we have thieves, scoundrels and villains!”
The demonstration’s took place over several hours and were peaceful at first, untill later in the night when riot police intervened with tear gas to try and disperse the massive crowds. People resisted against the police oppression for the hours that followed.