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Brazil: Citizens Say No to Aquarium in Fortaleza

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Digital Activism, Governance, Law, Protest

Citizens of Fortaleza are urging the governor of the Brazilian state of Ceará, Cid Gomes [1], to halt an Aquarium project which has had no public bidding. Critics argue it will rise land prices and force families to leave. Mobilization took to the streets on carnival [2], spread on Twitter with #AcquarioNao [3] (No Acquario), and a demonstration on March 10 [4] gathered residents and artists on site.