The World Cup is officially underway, and although the Brazilian government has tried hard to clamp down, the social protests that are taking over the streets are an undeniable presence.
The photo below, taken by Edimar Soares during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup (a “dress rehearsal” for the much larger World Cup), is a perfect visual example of why so many Brazilians are against their country hosting the tournament.
“There’s a woman eating something inside a dumpster because she’s poor, while people are going to watch an expensive football match,” says Reddit user Acronopio, who posted the photo. “I’ve seen that scene many times in my life in Brazil. THAT’S the problem … I think this should be a high-priority problem instead of spending a lot of money with stadiums, hotels, and other expenses that no one will use them after the World Cup.”