Carnival Groups Can Parade in São Paulo If They Pay for Infrastructure, Says Mayor

Ricardo Nunes says that management guarantees the right to cultural expression

São Paulo

The mayor of São Paulo, Ricardo Nunes, said this Tuesday (5th) that the street Carnival can take place in the capital of São Paulo during the Tiradentes holiday as long as the groups are able to afford their infrastructure.

For him, the groups need to afford security, railings, doctors, an emergency plan and an escape route. "It is not possible for us to have street that encourage people to go out into the street without generating the least amount of structure that can guarantee safety for people."

"Every right to cultural expression will be guaranteed, but awareness of the risk to people's lives is needed," said Nunes.

The mayor justified that this organization needs to be done by the street groups because there is no more time for the city hall to organize the event.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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