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News ID: 39411
Publish Date: 11:35 - 16 May 2019
TEHRAN, May 16 - Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes made by Jair Bolsonaro’s government as part of a wider government effort to reduce spending.

Brazil faces mass protests against education spending cuts

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - On Wednesday Brazil’s National Student Union called for protests against what it called spending cuts after the Education Ministry said it was freezing nearly a quarter of discretionary spending — $1.85 billion.

Marches took place in over 200 cities, according to a count by the Globo TV network, gathering reportedly 150,000 across the country.

In the capital Brasilia, some 7,000 students and university professors marched to Congress, carrying signs against the cuts.

Source: Sputnik News

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