Teenage Riot - São Paulo

Last October, just before the São Paulo mayoral elections, we followed members of the Free Pass Movement of São Paulo as they celebrated the National Day of the Free Pass. They've been commemorating the day since 2005, when people surrounded City Hall until a bill guaranteeing free public transportation for students was approved.

These days, the fight for a free pass on public transportation is not only for students, but for everyone. And yet despite large protests occurring all over Brazil, they remain largely invisible to mainstream media—but not to the batons of local police.