By Arkady Petrov

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo Museum of Art (Masp), a landmark venue used as a meeting point for demonstrations on Avenida Paulista, requested help from the São Paulo City Council to protect the structure.

In a four-page document submitted to the Sé Submayoralty, the museum board claimed that the overload, caused by crowds that often fill the open-air space of Masp, is a danger to the public, the building, and its heritage.

A restaurant, an exhibition area and an auditorium are located under the large slab. Submayoralty officials say they will . . .

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