Brazil’s Courts Allow Protests During Olympic Games

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The current political turmoil faced by Brazil has spilled into the Olympics, with reported cases of spectators being physically removed from stadiums for protesting against the country’s interim government. Monday night, however, a Brazilian federal court judge that any suppression of political manifestations by security forces is unconstitutional and will be fined.

The decision determined that the Union, the state of Rio de Janeiro and Rio 2016 Committee ‘refrain from repressing peaceful demonstrations of a political nature in official competition locations during the 2016 Olympic Games’.

According to Brazil . . .

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