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Brazil: Police must avoid excessive use of force

Headline Title:  Brazil: Police must avoid excessive use of force 14 June 2013 Brazilian police must avoid excessive use of force, Amnesty International said after scores of people have been injured and detained during several demonstrations in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo over a transportation fare hike. Protests began on Monday night, after the price of a single bus ticket in São Paulo was raised on 2 June from 3 reals (US$1.40) to 3.20 reals (US$1.50) and in Rio de Janeiro from 2,75 reals to 2,95 reals Since then, some protesters and police have both reportedly engaged in violence…

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