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Published On: Tue, Jun 25th, 2013

Brazil protests continue as reforms promised, police investigation 8 deaths from Mondays looting

Protesters on Tuesday returned to the streets despite President Dilma Rousseff promised reforms to education, transportation and health services.

Brazil protests World CupPoilce in districts of Capao Redondo and Campo Limpo (near Sao Paulo) saw 500 or more people return to the streets Tuesday, blocking traffic and causing delays in services.

Meanwhile, police in Rio de Janeiro were looking for a looter who killed a police officer after a protest on Monday.

 The officer and eight people, were killed in the Nova Holanda slum in a clash with demonstrators who had looted stores and robbed people.

“We think the people who are most interested in the demands being made in the street demonstrations of the past several days are those who live in these kind of suburbs,” said Guilherme Boulos, one of the leaders of Tuesday’s protests.

Report claim the citizens are not appeased by Rousseff’s proposals, which shifted some of the burden for progress onto Brazil’s widely loathed Congress. The divided Congress would likely struggle to take any quick action on such a reforms.

Rousseff has been asked to consider free transport for all.

“Transport should be treated as a social right,” the group said in a statement posted on their website. “It can only be public if it is accessible to all.”

She responded saying her administration would allocate $23 billion for new spending on urban public transport, but she didn’t provide details on what the new projects would be.

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