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First mass anti-government protests raise uncertainties for Bolsonaro

First mass anti-government protests raise uncertainties for Bolsonaro
Protest in Rio de Janeiro

In the first major public protests against the Jair Bolsonaro government, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in at least 170 cities across Brazil yesterday to protest education budget cuts implemented by the sitting administration. Organizers estimated that 150,000 people took part in demonstrations in São Paulo, which closed at least six blocks of the city’s iconic Paulista Avenue and marched on the state’s legislative assembly. In Rio de Janeiro, the protest gathered around the Candelária church in the city center, completely closing Presidente Vargas Avenue.

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