it was beautiful. everybody sang the national anthem while marching through the streets. pity a small portion of the group resorted to violence. they broke the windows and doors of the city hall and tried to break in. but it was even more beautiful when our own people asked for no violence and formed a human shield to stop the very small group of people who sought vandalism instead of change.
meanwhile, that bill i was talking about, well the proposal got approved. wich made me sick. i still believe it’s not going to pass. i hope for all that is good that it doesn’t pass. boy and i we’ll be out in the streets, protesting once again. until everything gets sorted out, we’re not leaving the streets.
on a happier note, zola and lola took over the bed last night. boy slept like a mummy on the left side of the bed and i slept on the edge while the babies cuddled together on top of our pillows.
some cities have already lowered the price of the bus tickets. the police of minas gerais are, apparently, on our side. the people are peaceful and want no violence. we’re making a difference, but it’s far from over.
in the middle of all this, there’s an asshole called marco feliciano who’s trying to pass a bill that would ‘cure’ gay people. it’s exactly what it sounds like. the bill would allow them to try and cure gay people. it’s disgusting. it’s retrogatory. it’s fucking wrong and terrifying. if you’re reading this and you’re in brazil sign this.
and i have to go now. i wish i could just apologize for spamming you all with these posts, but i can’t. it’s important, please, be aware of us and what’s happening here.
i promise when this shit is over this blog we’ll go back to what it used to be and whatnot.
please note that what sparked it all was the 20 cents but it’s not just about the 20 cents.
we are not 20 cents.
btw, boy and i are here already. trip was good. we’re fine. he’s at the house with lola and zola, i’m at starbucks. i don’t know when i’ll be online again, but please, watch the videos i reblogged. it’s important. whatever you hear on the news, please know that it’s not about 20 cents, please know that the people are not in the wrong here. the manifestations were calm and peaceful and then they sent the police on us, on everyone else. and yes, you can argue that whenever something bad happens, we go for the police and all that but trust me on this, we’re not the bad guys.
police brutality happening here in brazil (a few witnessed by the boy and i), protests, innocent people getting hurt/shot
and yet everybody wants to know about the world cup even though it’s one of the main causes for all of this.
fuck the world cup
don’t come here to be a part of that shit. it’s disgusting. don’t waste your money on that. it’s not worth it. on tv they only boradcast what they want you to see. they want to silence us. check this out.
it’s in portuguese but you can get the picture. these images are what the tv is not broadcasting. again, we didn’t want any kind of violence, yet the police fired anyway. none of the manifestations were violent up until the police showed up and there are a couple of reporters confirming what i’m saying in that link.