A large demonstration in central Rio de Janeiro on Monday in support of better pay for teachers descended into chaos when a small group of protestors hurled firebombs at government buildings.
Police responded with tear gas when anarchists broke into banks and tried to loot ATMs. Other protestors torched a bus on Rio’s main avenue. In Sao Paulo, a protest turned violent after masked men ransacked many of the city’s banks.
The teachers have been demanding salary increases for two months amid a wider movement against the government and its policies that began in June.