In 2013 there was a major uprising in Brazil because of the high prices in public transportation. The big riots were mainly lead by “Movimento Passe Livre” which was an organization that had been fighting for the right to free public transportation since 2005. This group of people feel that public transportation should be free so that is what they are fighting for. Not only were they trying to raise prices on public transportation but they had just spent millions of dollars on a new football stadium and protesters felt that that money should go to places like schools and hospitals instead. It was on the news and the media which kept everyone else up with what was going on and would go out and support.
February 28, 2014