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SAO PAULO (AP) Protest leaders called for another huge demonstration in Brazil's largest city Tuesday, building on historic turnouts spawned by widespread frustration over decades of government red tape, high prices and shoddy services even as the nation's economic fortunes have risen.
With Sao Paulo girding for another march, the mobilizations have shown a rare spotlight on the growing discontent among the country's booming middle class that public infrastructure and quality of government haven't kept up with economic gains.
The protests started with a group incensed about a 10-cent hike in subway and bus fares, the Free Fare Movement, which is mostly composed of students. The demonstrations exploded Monday night, however, after images broadcast nationwide showed police attacking the fare protesters during a rally Thursday in Sao Paulo.