Demonstrators in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday shout slogans against price increases and corruption. Photo: AFP
Demonstrators in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday shout slogans against price increases and corruption. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Monitor by Tom Holland

Rising economic stress behind protests in Brazil and Turkey

When times are good, people are happy to ignore politics, but, as the unrest in Sao Paulo and Istanbul attests, things can change dramatically

Demonstrators in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday shout slogans against price increases and corruption. Photo: AFP
Demonstrators in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday shout slogans against price increases and corruption. Photo: AFP
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