Large-scale protests on Sunday, April 12, in cities across Brazil

On Sunday, April 12, large-scale protests are scheduled for cities across Brazil, including, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte. For a list of identified locations, check this website of the US Department of State: http://brazil.usembassy.gov/demonstrationsapril122015.html. Although these pro-government rallies are expected to be peaceful, demonstrations in Brazil have turned violent and police have used force to disperse crowds. To minimize safety risk, avoid these areas since these situations can escalate quickly and unexpectedly.

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