Vandativismo: Setting Illegal Propaganda On Fire

Vandativismo: Setting Illegal Propaganda On Fire

In Brazil, grassroots movements fight back against the misuse of public space.

Mauricio Soares
  • 1 october 2010



The Brazilian law (Law 12.034) determines very clear guidelines for political propaganda during the months preceding the elections. Placing easels or banners in trees or gardens located in public spaces, even if they cause no damage at all, is strictly forbidden. The pieces should also not disturb people’s circulation on the sidewalk. However, many candidates simply ignore the law (and the fines) and scatter their ads throughout the city, regardless of their location.

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