Brazil education cuts spur biggest protests yet against Bolsonaro government

A riot-police clashes university students during a protest against cuts to federal spending on higher education planned by Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing government in Brasilia, Brazil May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes in the biggest demonstrations to date against the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who called marchers “useful idiots and imbeciles.” Brazil’s National Student Union called for protests against what it called spending cuts, […]

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