There has been extensive worldwide coverage of the massive demonstrations here in Brazil. Some of it has been accurate, some not so. The current situation is unprecedented here and I recall nothing quite like it elsewhere. First, as has been documented in local press but not much abroad, these demonstrations have been unique in that all socio-economic classes have been well represented. From the ultra-wealthy to the impoverished all are represented, with a skew to the upscale. Second, with rare exceptions the demonstrations have been peaceful. Where they have not been the prevailing impression is that the responses have been provoked by military police actions including rubber bullets and tear gas, but reliable information on that is hard to come by. Third, there is no defined leadership. The social media calls are numerous and spread very very quickly using many channels. People show up as if coordinated because the places and times are about what anyone would expect. It looks coordinated, but really is not. An activist friend who is a biologist-mathematician likens it to bee swarms, in which responses to the same stimuli appear more coordinated than they really are. Fourth, The single most focussed point is anti-corruption called "impunidade". From the mensalão sandal, to perpetual huge project overruns, to bus companies (controlled by a few people, busses are poorly maintained, have hundreds of up paid traffic fines, constant accidents, rising fares), infrastructure projects that fail but have gigantic cost, rapidly rising salaries and benefits for politicians. Fifth, this is not directed to a single political party but it is most negative towards the PT. However, continuing focus is placed on proposed law PEC37 which is intended to protect former President Lula from prosecution for his involvement in corruption, including mensalão. All this is showing the famously anti-corruption PT to be just as corrupt as those who came before. Sixth, nobody I know, from my ultra-right-wing relatives to my Communist relatives (a range not uncommon in families here) argues against these demonstrations. The press is reporting as much as 99% approval for these activities, which seems impossible but seems to be true. Finally, most people here think this is a clear proof that democracy can actually work in Brazil. The ruling party is in an excruciatingly difficult position because these demonstrations are about many of the same points for which many officials, including President Dilma, were imprisoned during the dictatorship. Now they are doing the same things their contemptible predecessors did, and the people are holding them accountable. I have quoted no news reports, assuming most people have read them. These are my views. I'll be out on the streets myself later today.