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February 13, 2018
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Brazil carnival adds #MeToo movement to other cultural events


RIO DE JANEIRO: The leading event of the year in Brazil has finally kicked off and its taking turns to some extent, differently this year than usual.

The annual carnival held in Rio de Janeiro is one of the biggest in the world and entices in a total crowd of two million people that take things a little too lasciviously as per protests from previous years.

This year, however, along with multitude facets of luminosity and cultural elements, it also depicted a hint of activism in regard to issues like sexual harassment and unsolicited touches that have been an active part of the Carnival in the past.

In spite of the gunfights and the yellow fever hysteria, citizens were seen ardently taking on the streets to set alight the much famed and celebrated Carnival.

Dance performances by samba schools had lightened up the Sambadrome –a particular stadium reserved for these types of parades during the festival; whereas the streets of the city arranged parties that dealt with relatively heavier toned celebrations like politics and the sexual misconduct that people celebrating the Carnival have faced in the past but hope it tones down a bit this year.

The festivity that began on February 9 will go for a few more days, eventually concluding on February 18.


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