Correction: The salary is R$ 680, converted into US dollars is around 313 dollars.
The protest began in São Paulo because of the increase of 0.20 in the actual passage of public transport. It may seem little, but for anyone who receives a salary of 680 dollars a month is a lot. This was the trigger to start a wave of protests in various cities of Brazil. The people can not take anymore of our governates corruption, the precarious situation in public hospitals, the situation is terrible in schools (teaching quality is horrible due to poor teacher salaries.) While the rulers receive monthly R$ 400,846.95 + aids, teachers receive R$ 1,451.00 + a 13th salary at the end of the year. This is absurd. Please help us. DO NOT come to the Conferações Cup, World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016. Support our cause in social networks using the tag # ChangeBrazil Do not get sick in Brazil (unless you have health insurance) - http://goo.gl/OEJat Thank you.