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28 May 2019 | 08:25 PM UTC

Brazil: Nationwide teacher and student demonstrations May 30 /update 1

Brazil News Alert

Student, teacher, and professor groups call for demonstrations across Brazil May 30 to denounce education budget cuts; associated disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/31/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Brazil

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Event

Students, teachers, and professors have called for demonstrations to take place across Brazil on Thursday, May 30, to protest large cuts to the education budget. Localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are possible near any protests; clashes between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

Related rallies were held on May 6 and May 15 in major urban areas, resulting in localized travel disruptions.

The Jair Bolsonaro government has announced a 30 percent cut to the education budget. Critics say the move is politically motivated.

Advice

Individuals in Brazil are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions and a heightened security presence near related protests, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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