Jan 9 2021

Brazil: Crowds decry possible revocation of free public transport pass for seniors in Sao Paulo

Hundreds of protesters marched to decry Mayor of Sao Paulo Bruno Covas’ decision to cancel free transportation passes for seniors aged 60-64, on Saturday.

As of February 1, citizens aged between 60 and 64 included will not be allowed to use the public transportation facilities for free. Those older 65 will retain their free passes. The Sao Paulo court has reportedly suspended the law signed by Covas, but it can be appealed.

”They are no longer able to enter the job market and, taking this away from them, practically puts them inside homes and they can no longer seek service. They can no longer handle their daily demands,” said Daniel, one of the protesters.


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