New Protests in Brazil against Education Fund Cuts

Brasilia - The National Union of Students (UNE) has scheduled new protests for May 30 in Brazil against the decision of Jair Bolsonaro''s government to cut funds in education, announced leaders of the organization on Thursday.

'It is the beginning of the bitter taste that Bolsonaro is going to feel', said UNE President Marianna Dias, quoted by Folha de Sao Paulo. 'We need to show Bolsonaro and Brazil the strength of the students and the people,' Dias added.

She affirmed that 'people always expect young people to be in the first line, aware of the role the student movement can play in the current political and social crisis in Brazil.'

A report by trade unions and student organizations assures that the historic mobilization held Wednesday in Brazil in defense of education gathered almost two million people in the streets of nearly 200 cities in all the states, apart from the Federal District.

The Brazil 247 portal indicates that in general, students, teachers and education sector workers, as well as cause sympathizers, said no to the 30 percent funding cuts announced by Minister Abraham Weintraub to universities and federal institutes.

During the demonstration on Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo, the Central Unica dos Trabalhadores (CUT) registered more than 150,000 people, who took the whole road, with a concentration in front of the Art Museum.

There were several events in the interior of Sao Paulo, in cities such as Campinas, Sorocaba, Jundiai, San Roque, Itu, among others.

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