Sounds from the Street Protests in Brazil (June 2013)


Protesters on Paulista Ave. São Paulo. Source

In the last weeks street protests in Brazil have erupted not only in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, but also in small towns across the country.

What was initially a march against bus-fare increase in São Paulo became a much broader – multi- or non-partisan – protest against corruption and millionaire investments in soccer stadium infrastructure in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Many Brazilians perceive this as exorbitant spending, a shocking contrast with lack of public security, deficient education and health system, and unreliable public transportation they have to face everyday.

You can learn about the protests here, here, and here.

Here is a collection of sounds from the protests. Please help me expand this audio collection!

Rio de Janeiro


June 18, 2013:

São Paulo

In the metro station, singing the national anthem (June 18, 2013):


Also in the metro station, same day:

From Largo da Batata to Brigadeiro Faria Lima Ave. (June 17, 2013):

Same route, same day:



At the National Congress (June 18, 2013):


Porto Alegre

On João Pessoa Ave. (June 17, 2013), shouting “No vandalism”:

On Ipiranga Ave. (June 17, 2013)

Shouting “No Violence”:

João Pessoa (State of Paraíba, June 20, 2013)

Cajazeira (State of Paraiba)

Santa Rita (State of Paraíba)

Florianópolis (State of Santa Catarina)

Sete Lagoas (State of Minas Gerais), June 20, 2013


One of the most popular songs in the manifestations is “Vem pra Rua” (Come to the streets), by Brazilian band O Rappa. The song was used in a recent commercial for Fiat showing Brazilian fans occupying the streets to root for the Brazilian soccer team.

Protest Remix (funk carioca), by DJ Marlinho MPC


Live streaming, 4PM

Show aired by São Paulo State Government,

“Alckmin [Governor of São Paulo] says protests have political tone, will investigate possible violence abuse from the Military Police ”


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