More than 60,000 people demonstrate against the unfair distribution of public funds. The trigger is the upcoming Football World Cup
2014 that influences the financial distribution for education and the public transport system. Initially the demonstrations run peacefully but later the situation escalates; last but not least,
because of tough tear-gas attacks by the Military Police.
Theparticipatoryperformance XADREZ illustrates the situation: Masked as the rulingupper class,I playchessagainst the demonstrators. They only play with pawns and - needless to say - on my side are all the major
With special thanks to Mary Astrus, Flora Mauricio and all the other helpers from Belo Horizonte!