This image was used on the facebook event page for the first protest organized by Rocinha residents, which was also the first ‘favela-specific’ protest of the ‘June revolt’. The protest was also unique in announcing specific, local demands. The federal government has committed funds to build a teleférico (gondola transport network) in Rocinha, much like the one operating in Complexo do Alemão and Morro da Providência (see my previous posts); but residents have called the project a white elephant and a spectacle for tourists and outsiders. They want the money spent on basic sanitation projects and education and health programs.
[image courtesy of Rocinha sem fronteiras]