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Foto: Marcelo Camargo/ABr
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Protesters carry the Marijuana March in Avenida Paulista People chanted
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Protesters carry the Marijuana March in Avenida Paulista
People chanted "Hey police, marijuana is a delight"

The Marijuana March arrived in Sao Paulo, Saturday (8). Protesters in favor of legalizing the drug occupied the span of the Art Museum of São Paulo (MASP), the central city. Carrying a marijuana cigarette giant, the group closed three lanes of Avenida Paulista and only one was free to pass the bus. Hey shouting police, marijuana is a delight, the protest went toward Republic Square, where it is planned an extensive music programming overnight.

The organization of the march estimated that up to 5000 people must have participated in the moments of greatest concentration, while the major Élcio Goes, responsible for 150 men of the Military Police who followed the demonstration, said he would only make an estimate of the public at the end of the protest. By closing streets and main avenues, such as Augusta and Consolation, gait can, in the opinion of Mark Magri, achieving one of its goals. The street demonstration aims to cause major impact on society, said.

The discussions raised by the protest were represented by several blocks autonomous organization, such as asylums, religious, medicinal, the psychedelic and against compulsory hospitalization. The leaflet distributed by the organization of the act puts him among the problems caused by illegal drug mass incarceration, state violence and corruption.

The model follows the idea that drug policy in Brazil goes through several themes, explains one of the representatives of the block feminist Gabriela Moncau. We believe that the state is an undue interference on the body of citizens, says to draw a parallel between the right to the use of narcotics and abortion rights, one of the flags of feminism. Gabriela also emphasizes that trafficking is a major cause of women's prison that incarcerated often face worse situations than men. Many are in prison who were male and were not adapted, have urinals in the bathroom, exemplifies.

With information from the Agency Brazil

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