Giant Duck Placed on Congress Lawn by Protestors in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A giant, inflatable twelve-meter yellow duck appeared on the lawn of Brazil’s National Congress Thursday morning as a protest against the increase and creation of new taxes proposed by the government of Dilma Rousseff.

The campaign, “Não vou pagar o pato” (loosely translated as “I will not pay the bill”), was started by the Federation of Industries of São Paulo (FIESP) to show officials that the increase in taxes is not the way to pull Brazil out of its current economic crisis.

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