Rio de Janeiro Appellate Court Bans Performers From Trains, Metrô, and Ferries

The full court ruled the law regulating such cultural demonstrations unconstitutional since, according to the decision, it disturbs the peace of passengers, who are a captive audience.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Appellate Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro, an en banc session, deemed unconstitutional the state law regulating cultural demonstrations in trains, stations, subways and ferries. These venues are no longer open to performers.

Such performances were approved by a law passed in 2018, which was immediately challenged in court by then state deputy, Flávio Bolsonaro, who is now a senator.

According to the reporting judge of the case, performances unlawfully disturb the peace and quiet of passengers, who are a captive audience. A majority of the court agreed with . . .

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