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13 Aug 2019 | 10:26 AM UTC

Brazil: Students call nationwide anti-government protests on August 13 /update 1

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Students to hold anti-government protests across the country on August 13; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/14/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Brazil

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Brazil: Nationwide protests planned August 13


Brazilian students are slated to protest President Jahir Bolsonaro's education and social security policy reforms across the country on Tuesday, August 13, to mark the National Day of Fighting in Defense of Education. An estimated 150 protests are scheduled throughout Brazil.

Protests in Brasilia are scheduled in Musseu da Republica as of 09:00 (local time).

Protests in São Paulo are scheduled at Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand at 15:00 and will proceed to Praça da Republica.

In Rio de Janeiro, protesters will gather at Candelaria as of 16:00 and will march to Cinelandia.

In Aracuja, two events will take place on Tuesday. The first will begin at 08:00, in which protesters will gather at Palace of Despachos. The second will begin at 14:00 at the General Valadão Square and marches will follow suit through Aracuja's main arteries.

Protests should be expected in many urban centers and small cities throughout the country. Transportation disruptions are to be expected, while a heightened security presence is possible around all protests.


Individuals in Brazil are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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