As mentioned earlier, the Brazilian Independence Day, became a day of struggle for honesty, dignity, freedom of speech and social rights. At least 13 people were injured by police, and other 27, arrested in Rio de Janeiro when they attempted to obstruct the ritual military parade.
In Sao Paulo as well, several avenues were blocked and national flags burned. The subsequent repression caused at least 39 arrested and two injured, both victims of car attacks by the police.
Other cities with significant protests were Fortaleza and Maceió in the NE of the country. In Fortaleza some 30 people were arrested, while in Maceió the ritual military parade had to be suspended.