A retail center in Rio is latest site of a new kind of civil disobedience where lower class youths party in spaces occupied by the wealthy.

This article titled “Brazilian flashmob forces upmarket shopping mall to close” was written by Jonathan Watts in Rio de Janeiro, for The Guardian on Monday 20th January 2014 01.17 UTC

All it took was a few dozen demonstrators, a Facebook campaign and a blast of anarco-funk music to shut down one of Rio de Janeiro's swankiest malls on Sunday as Brazil's protest movement shifted from the streets to the shops.

Shopping Leblon – a mall consisting of 200 upmarket shops, restaurants and cinemas – was closed after it became the latest target of rolezinho flashmobs.

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