Brazil: Protest in Rio de Janeiro against 'Olympics crisis'

30 days before the Olympic Games opening ceremony, protesters took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro to criticise the impact of the games on their city. The activists claim that preparing for the games has bankrupted the city and led to cuts in public services.
"The city government and state government are trying to create an atmosphere of normality and festivity for the Olympics, encouraging people to buy tickets and the like, but what we are saying today is that the public crisis declared by the state governor is, in fact, an Olympics crisis," said protest organiser Vitor Guimaraes.
"It's due to the Olympic games that Rio is dealing with this crisis, because of corruption, the incompetence of our politicians, and we are against the way the games have been organised."

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